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Forum topic by Dj1225 posted 04-09-2014 11:32 AM 852 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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04-09-2014 11:32 AM

I am building a table out of some nasty reclaimed wood. The table needs to be 8 ft or longer, but no boards were 8 ft. So I am building in sections. I have two panels with boards running horizontal, with some boards in the center running vertical. To add additional length I am adding vertical or breadboard ends. I understand that the ends need to be constructed to allow wood movement, but would the center not also have to have this feature as well. I ripped all the boards in the horizontal sections down to 4 inch widths and glued them up, but I expect I still need to accommodate for some movement. The wood is 150 year old pine so I am just not sure what to expect.

As always thanks

-- Dave

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#1 posted 04-09-2014 11:39 AM

They’re glued only in the middle. Put your BB on as it would go. Drill a hole on each end through the bb and tenon. Take the BB end off, and elongate the holes in the tenon only. When you put the BB end on, glue on the middle, and when you put dowels in the end, only put glue towards the tip of the dowel, to hold it into the BB end.

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