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Posted on Expansion and Contraction..Am I thinking correctly

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#1 posted 02-09-2017 07:30 PM

yes, they’re going to move since they are solid wood.. no doubt.. I think it all depends on the moisture content of the boards and if some are as dry as the others.. if it were me, I woukd miter them, route for a spline to go the width of the miter, but stopping anot inch or so from the edge.. and use those “T” bolts to draw the joint tight and use no glue.. the spline and T bolts should keep the seam tight and with no glue, allow for movement..

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