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Posted on 2x10 Tabletop with no breadboard? Cupping?

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#1 posted 08-04-2016 03:36 PM


Given the long length of the table top, center supports of the top are, I think, a good idea. But then the photo you posted of the design you are considering offers these center supports. Sure, placing the center supports in the photo on edge would add quite a bit of additional support to the top. However, doing so complicates the method for attaching the top to these center supports. The question, I think, depends on how much weight beyond the weight of the top must be supported. Since it is a dining table, I doubt it will ever carry more than 100 pounds (if that; unless there will be Russian folk dancing on the table). Therefore it seems to me that adequate support is provided by the center supports (spaced probably every 2’) oriented as shown in the photo.

But if you want to further strengthen the support for the top while having the ability to conveniently use the center supports as attaching points for the top, the center support orientation could be alternated. One support set on-edge while the next support is set on-face (as shown in the photo). The every other on-face supports could be used to secure the top.

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