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Question about end grain table top and wood movement

by Jimothy
posted 10-08-2018 04:27 AM


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AlaskaGuy

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#1 posted 10-08-2018 07:04 AM

I’m making a small table and the top is made of patterned end grain.

Does this mean like an end grain cutting board?

I wouldn’t glue it do. Error on the side of safety.

http://www.craftsmanspace.com/knowledge/17-ways-to-fasten-a-tabletop.html

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Jimothy

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#2 posted 10-09-2018 01:31 AM

Yeah its basically an end grain cutting board that’s attached to legs haha

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WDHLT15

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#3 posted 10-09-2018 12:33 PM

Use table top fasteners to attach the top to the aprons. Like these:

https://www.rockler.com/table-top-fasteners?sid=V9146?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=&utm_content=pla&utm_campaign=PL&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsZuB9q753QIVRV8NCh0SsgwLEAQYASABEgJH6PD_BwE

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bondogaposis

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#4 posted 10-09-2018 02:24 PM

Do not use glue or screws, use the Z clips that WDHLT15 recommends. That top is going to move in both width and length, whereas the apron should not move, so you are going to have problems if you do not build in an allowance for movement.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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waho6o9

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#5 posted 10-09-2018 03:21 PM

Excellent advice above ^

I make mine out of dominos.

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