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#1 posted 03-29-2011 04:53 PM


I agree with the comments about the inevitiablity (sp) of problems with joining end grain and long grain w/o providing a path for wood movement. That problem will occur in both the “herringbone” joint you plan for joining the two legs of the “L” but also will show up with the mitered framework you plan to do around the edge of the surfaces. If you’ve taken your design inspiration from commercially available desk designs, remember that they use sheet goods such as MDF and plywood for the primary surfaces and those don’t move much, if any, with humidity changes…

Good Luck with your project and…

Be Careful!


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