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Mangaris Table Top

by myxology
posted 02-15-2018 03:50 PM

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#1 posted 02-15-2018 04:35 PM

No you dont need bb ends. Some like the aesthetic and some hate endgrain. Using a proper spring joint when glueing the panel removes concerns of butt joints splitting in the future. If you decide to go with endgrain, burnish the surface with polished metal, AL, steel, whatever, before staining/finishing. It collapses the pores and zlimits absorption. Test the wood for blotching before you start finishing. Test your entire finish schedule before starting the finish.

You can make the top larger, cut all 4 sides to size, then flip the cutoffs and attach to the bottom to give the appearance of a thicker top. 3/4” is fine for actual thickness.

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#2 posted 02-15-2018 05:09 PM

do I really need to make breadboard ends?

No, you do not. You do however need to allow for wood movement across the width of the top. It is all in how you plan to attach it to the base. There several ways to do this depending on the kind of base you’re planning. They are very easy to accomplish.

but would I just go ahead and use 1/4” mortise and tenons for the joinery? It just sounds thin to me. Thoughts?

1/4” tenons are fine. If you are worried about that make them 5/16”.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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