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#1 posted 03-14-2011 05:01 PM

Dan, the boards will move across the grain. The elongated holes in the outer holes will allow the top to move. Don’t elongate the center dowel and the bread board end will hold it position. If the end is made the same width as the top, it will either stick out or be recessed, depending on the season. The G & G furniture hides this with bread board ends that are intentionally made longer than the top is wide.

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