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post #1 of 5 Old 07-23-2015, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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the appearance of thick wood

I've come across some reclaimed quarter saw oak that measures about 3/4" thick by 15" to 16" wide by around 7' long I'd like to make a table top out of them but I'd like to make the boards appear to be thicker. Does anyone have any ideas on how to accomplish this?
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After gluing up the top you might glue a strip about 1 1/2" wide down each edge and then put a strip of end grain glue ups under the ends.
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After gluing up the top you might glue a strip about 1 1/2" wide down each edge and then put a strip of end grain glue ups under the ends.
Thatll certainly work.

There is a certain something about a solid chunk of wood where the grain is solid though. but you know... money.
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After gluing up the top you might glue a strip about 1 1/2" wide down each edge and then put a strip of end grain glue ups under the ends.
I did this on a cabinet I made. I glued up the top extra wide and extra long and used the cut offs for the bottom strips. I book matched the grain, but you may want to just shift the pieces, depending on the grain.
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Do a waterfall edge - rip a piece from the edge of the outside board at a 45° angle. Take the cut off piece and cut it at a 45° angle so that it goes back on the outside board at a right angle. Where the edges of the two meet should be pretty close to where the board separated.

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