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Posted on Expansion and Contraction..Am I thinking correctly

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#1 posted 02-09-2017 10:18 PM

What is the short length of the “L”? How thick is the back splash? Given zero constrictions the same wood will expand at the same rate through the miter. If you could secure it at the front edge of the cabinet and allow a maximum gap at the back to be covered by the back splash, there is no reason it shouldn’t work. The difficult thing would then be effectively sealing between the top of the counter and the bottom of the back splash with a dynamic seal that wouldn’t be torn apart (I.e. silicone caulk) throughout several expansion/contraction cycles.

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