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#1 posted 05-05-2007 08:13 AM

Josh -

I would agree with Chip’s reccommendation by fixing the center and letting the ends float in slightly wider mortises to allow for seasonal wood movement. With a fixed shelf of solid wood you are likely to develop a split at some time in the future. The Thorsen project is a great reference.


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