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Question Wood Working Basics for Dummies: (aka beginners) wood grain

Woodgrain, Shrinkage and Elongated Holes. Help, I am attaching a tabletop (oak) to the base. I know I am to use "elongated holes" but what size and which direction! CN
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Well-Dried Wood Should Be Stable

In my few experiences with tables, I simply used glued wood blocks on the base and screwed up into the top. Properly dried luber will likely shift that much that slotting is necessary. I defer to those with more experience to correct my viewpoint.
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In my few experiences with tables, I simply used glued wood blocks on the base and screwed up into the top. Properly dried luber will likely shift that much that slotting is necessary. I defer to those with more experience to correct my viewpoint.
I totally agree with Breakfastchef In fact if you click on "My Photos" page I posted some pictures of the underside of a table I built. It is similar to what he is talking about.

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If you want to slot, run the slots perpendicular to the grain of the top.

If the oak is not stabilized to the environment in which it will live you may still get splitting or shrinkage.

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thank u for useful info! pictures posted

thank u 4 useful info about which direction "slotted" holes are to go! i posted pics of the table if u would like to look....always willing to hear constructive criticism! creative novice
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