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#1 posted 02-14-2017 12:38 AM

Very interesting build, I like it.

What Allen is saying is that the grain direction on your mitered frame runs perpendicular to the grain of the top. since wood moves across its width with moisture changes significantly more than its length, these parts will fight each other. eventually either your miters will open up or the top might get some splits.

For finish, I agree spraying would be easiest way to cover the irregularities. Lacquer or polyurethane would work well.

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