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  1. Design & Plans
    Hi Again, I just wanted to follow up on my last post https://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f9/question-wood-movement-round-table-215279/ My original question was whether this assembly would split. Opinion was pretty divided, and after thinking about it some more I’m pretty sure splitting is...
  2. Design & Plans
    Hi All, I'm planning to build a round 'butcher block' style dining room table. It will be 5 feet in diameter, and just to make life interesting I plan to join the staves radially instead of the standard parallel assembly you see on counter-tops. I've attached a sketch of the assembly. The...
  3. Trim Carpentry & Built-Ins
    I'm doing a built-in for a closet. The closet is over the stairs so its front is sloped. I created an L shaped front and shelf from solid maple. The bottom foot or so is up against the wall that I can screw into. The top surface is hovering, supported by the miter (in the photo there is...
  4. Wood Finishing
    I'm making some tables out of regular 2x's of Doug Fir. I am very aware of wood movement and having the proper joints to allow for the wood to move etc. What I'm wondering is, if I were to polyurethane all faces of the table top (top, bottom, sides, ends) will that reduce or eliminate any...
  5. Design & Plans
    I'm trying to attach a table top to a trestle style base and I'm trying to figure out the best way to attach it. The table is made from Kiln Dried Doug Fir, so the top is 1.5" thick and the base is made up of 4x4's. Here's what it looks like...
  6. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello I am a begineer attempting my first dining room table. My plan for the top is to use 5/4 solid oak edge glued (after squaring on a router table) and using a glass inlay. I was planning on having about a 3/8 thick 8 inch wide glass piece inlayed down the middle of the table (about 3/4 of...
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