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Hello all,

I have edge joined (2) pieces of 7" Chestnut for farmhouse benches to go with my table.

My question is about joining the breadboards. On the table I used a standard long traditional mortise, tenon, dowels with the room for expansion.

I have purchased a new festool and want to join the breadboards with dominos.

For my middle "tight" (glued) tenon, can I put the domino right at the 7" mark where the two boards are joined? For some reason it just seems like a bad idea to me.

Just curious to hear input....Thanks!


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You could use a domino in the center however a breadboard end has a tendency to fail and if you had a domino in the center it would make it nearly impossible to get apart to repair. Perhaps the domino would prevent the joint from failing though. I've never the joint made that way.
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Im with you grunt, that just doesnt seem right to me, a domino on the joint. It may work just fine, but still, it doesnt strike me as the best idea. Personally id offset the domino to be in solid wood and not the joint, not like it has to be perfectly dead center after all

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the typical breadboard has the panel tongue fitting into the groove of the breadboard. it is (also typically) held in place with dowels inserted perpendicular to the panel/breadboard face. with the center dowel tight, and any additional dowels tight in the breadboard but in a slot machined into the tongue. all this to keep the panel flat. if you knew all of that, sorry.


are you asking if you can use domino's instead of the dowels in this application? I don't see why not, as long as the additional dominos are in an expansion slot (in the panel tongue) also.
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Hello all,

I have edge jointed (2) pieces of 7" Chestnut for farmhouse benches to go with my table.

My question is about joining the breadboards. On the table I used a standard long traditional mortise, tenon, dowels with the room for expansion.

I have purchased a new festool and want to join the breadboards with dominos.

For my middle "tight" (glued) tenon, can I put the domino right at the 7" mark where the two boards are joined. For some reason it just seems like a bad idea to me.

Just curious to hear input....Thanks!


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Tim,

That is exactly how I did my table. I watched a couple good videos where the breadboards were done with Dominos (WoodWhisperer was one) so I figured I would give my new toy a try.

My concern was that my pieces are 14" total (2 seven inch pieces glued) and my middle would be right at the 7" glue joint. I did not know how I felt about inserting a tenon right at the glue joint which would be my "tight" tenon.

Ultimately I would be drilling for lack of better words right into that glued joint.

I think it would be fine, just curious if others have tried this.

Btw, the tenon breadboards are pretty cool from what I watched. For the "loose" tenons that need play, you just set the tool to the looser setting on the breadboard side for expansion.


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