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post #1 of 9 Old 02-22-2011, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Table Top and Apron Help

I had a supply company finish some beautiful, raw cherry wood. I asked them to make a 96"x36"x1and3/4" for use as a table. It came back only 3/4" thick.

I'm just a weekend warrior so I'm kind of at a loss.

Can I glue/screw another 3/4" piece to it? If so, what would you use? And will it just look like two pieces glued together?

Sorry for all the questions...just trying to salvage a very expensive piece of wood.

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post #2 of 9 Old 02-23-2011, 09:45 PM
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From one amateur to another, you should be able to glue it together just fine. If you do it right (use enough glue, tight clamps, etc) you shouldn't be able to tell it's two different pieces unless the grain doesn't line up. I've heard that if you do it right than the glue is stronger than the wood itself so you shouldn't need to run any screws or anything.

As to what type of glue to use...wood glue


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Hey man,
I would take a piece of 3/4" or 1" that matched the grain as closely as I could and made sure they we're perfectly flat, then glued them to the table top, and countersunk some screws in as it was drying. Make sure you use plenty of glue, you can always scrape it down later, you can't go back and add glue.

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Consider adding a one inch thick rim all around the edge to make it appear 1 and 3/4
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Consider adding a one inch thick rim all around the edge to make it appear 1 and 3/4
+1. I'm assuming you just have the lumber, not the top all put together. Doubling up will present movement issues with each piece, and will haunt you later. Just using the 3/4" and edge banding with a taller piece, may be the best way to go. Depending on the widths of the pieces you will be using, you may want the ends of the table breadboarded, to allow for cross grain movement.








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Consider adding a one inch thick rim all around the edge to make it appear 1 and 3/4
+1. Not only is this a simple solution, but it is actually the way most table tops are planned in the first place.

Cayote: Sometimes confusion can arise on how you originally ordered this by stating " ... I asked them to make ....x 1and3/4".... It came back only 3/4" thick." It would have been less confusing to the 'eye' of the reader if you had shown this as 1 3/4" and left the word 'and' out.

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Do the 1" edge. Adding more on top will be like women with make-up. what most of them use is a good thing, but adding more can't be a good thing. Touch up the edges with the trim piece. or take it back and tell them that is not what you wanted.
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I like Starkey's......be careful with the make-up there girls.Look at the differing levels of makeup as a girl grows to teen.....then young adult......adulthood....old age.Thanks Starky for the positive thought for my day."less is more",BW

And above goes to show how neat it is that we all don't "have" to like the same thing........I prefer NO makeup,next guy may like it trowel'd on.
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Consider adding a one inch thick rim all around the edge to make it appear 1 and 3/4

Any chance you'd have a picture of something like that? Or details on the best way to do it? Sounds great. Much appreciated.
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