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Just finished another one...

...much like the first one. This one is maple, white birch, pine and walnut. First one was here:
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Looks very nice. I like the contrast of dark and light.






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It looks like you used different woods in the top panel. Not real sure I'd do that due to movement, but the effect is gorgeous! Nice work.

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It looks like you used different woods in the top panel. Not real sure I'd do that due to movement, but the effect is gorgeous! Nice work.
Yes, there are 4 types of wood in the top, pine, maple,white birch and a walnut accent strip. They are all edge glued, and screwed fast to the frame at three points along the back, one screw near each leg, and one through a cleat in the middle. The front is fastened in the same manner except that the screws are in a slot, to allow the top to expand and contract. The rail around the top is screwed along the back edge, not glued down, and one screw in each of the short sides near the front, also in a slot, so it won't hinder the top from moving.

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That would be my main concern. Pine is a soft wood while the others are hard woods. All react differently to conditions and will expand and/or contract differently.

That would scare me to death for fear of having the top develop cracks.

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The first table (wife's) has been in her bathroom for over a month, and trust me, it can get humid in there at times. So, it went from a relatively dry garage to a humid bathroom, and so far so good, no cracks. Time will tell, I suppose.

As far as glueups cracking, here's what I started on today- I'm thinking I might mix some clear epoxy with some brass filings and fill the cracks before staining.
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Please keep us updated. If it lasts during the winter without splitting due to the dry heated air against the bathrooms humid air I may just try mixing up soft and hard woods in a few panels in Florida and see how it works.

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Update.

Here's a quick update -the one made in April 2014 -
http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f13/s...c-table-62369/

and the one made in June shown above. Just checked both this past weekend, one is in a bedroom in Maryland, (June one), so not so much of a climate change, but summer to winter, and the other is in a bathroom not far from a hot air register and a shower.

Neither table shows any sign of warping, splitting, or otherwise having any kind of problem. Hope it continues thus.

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Now that is an idea, using brass flakes. I will have to remember that.
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How about close up photo's of the epoxy/brass filings since sanded etc?

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How about close up photo's of the epoxy/brass filings since sanded etc?

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Sorry, Dale, I didn't use the brass/epoxy. I slotted the cracks & filled the slots wit walnut, then put a 1/2" walnut plug at the inner end of each crack.
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Oh, man oh man, I was looking forward to seeing dim dare brass filings encased in epoxy, BUMMER, such is life,

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That table looks great Alchymist! I was thinking of posting pictures of some of my furniture but it wouldn't stand up against yours. Keep making saw dust. gmcooter
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Third in a series - this for a granddaughter.
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