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Posted on Expansion and Contraction..Am I thinking correctly

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#1 posted 02-10-2017 02:23 PM

I Agree with everyone.. I keep thinking to my self, I agree the miter will change, but it would do it on both pieces,.

I even went to the point of making sure all 3 boards are the same width , so expansion and contraction should be the same on both sections.. But the furniture maker in me says , it has to be able to move, .

Ill keep you posted, I have thrown this out to numerous folks, all experienced woodworkers and the bottom line consensus is, about 50% say it would be ok to glue , the other say it has to move .

I may just glue the think , and see what happens, like i said worst case I remake it..

As to cupping and so forth , I built cross sections into the cabinets to attach the top with slotted holes , So I am not too concerned about that, and of course everything will be finished inside and out .

Thanks so much for all the input, its a good discussion ..

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