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Posted on max board width recomended for glued up top?

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#1 posted 03-11-2012 12:20 PM

My last table (a coffee table) had a top that was a finished 26.5 inches wide. I used 3 boards, made sure the grains were opposite, and used a clamping system I found here on LJ to promote flatness. Then it went to the mill for a couple of passes through their HUGE drum sander.

Came out just fine and no cupping or bowing.

The finished table top was 26.5×44.25. With a top that large is was suggested to use table top fasteners to allow the wood to expand/contract to prevent splitting.


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