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Posted on Expansion and Contraction..Am I thinking correctly

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#1 posted 02-10-2017 12:28 AM


It’s your daughter’s kitchen, so if it fails, you can re-do it.

But I think the real answer here is to educate the designer on the properties of wood and why a miter is not practical here (unless the humidity is controlled somehow). A butt joint can be made to accommodate wood movement while keeping the joint tight (like a breadboard end).

Has anyone here actually SEEN a 25” miter in solid wood hold up over time? I haven’t, but I’ve seen many failures.

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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