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Project by bampy posted 11-27-2012 01:20 AM 2327 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

built this table for turkey day, i really thought the lumber was dry, very very hot in my house, [wood stove] average temp probably 90f, i expected the legs to check,there cedar,[they did]tops pine, but this thing is as bad as a cold shower! any idea how long i should give it before i fix this ?

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#1 posted 11-27-2012 01:29 AM

Can’t really tell what the joinery is ? This is light to keep moving just because of wood movement,it will move in and out according to the season. If this is a bread board end then you should just put glue in the very middle and then put pegs in the ends with elongated holes to it will let the wood move. If you glue it solid you will have nothing but problems.


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#2 posted 11-27-2012 01:34 AM

Breadboard ends are meant to be designed to allow for that type of expansion. That is the idea of pinning them in a longated hole. I heat with wood and have a table made of reclaimed pine that expands and contracts about as much as yours did.

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#3 posted 11-27-2012 03:33 AM

I build breadboard ends with deep mortises. Long tenons on the table offer solid support. Glue the center tenon only, and attach ends of the breadboard with screws and slotted holes. This will allow for the seasonal expansion and contraction. For aesthetic reasons, I leave the ends of the breadboard long, and chamfered for a nice finished look.

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#4 posted 11-28-2012 12:01 AM

I love this place! I’m still a beginer, and learning as i go, I really appreciate the advice, i’ll have to try and get those ends off and if i can’t , well maybe the lenght of the table will shorten a bit, thanks again for the advice

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