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ChefHDAN

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09-05-2015 01:56 PM

In the midst of building a new entertainment cabinet for the family room. It’s essentially three spaces, open shelves in the center and a door covering shelves on each end. Working with QS cherry with lots of nice grain & figure, but thinking of some inlay to accent the cabinet. Pondering a walnut inlay border for the cabinet doors, but in the R&S the inlay would cross grain unlike in a picture frame miter. Not sure if I would need to make the top inlay three pieces to avoid the cross grain, but then would it look like crap if there was some movement?

I’d appreciate your thoughts, might just leave the inlay for the top and spare the hassle….

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#1 posted 09-05-2015 03:09 PM

I did the same thing on a big side table top. Has been fine the past 3 years. No issues.

The inlay is 1/2” wide. So pretty substantial.

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ChefHDAN

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#2 posted 09-05-2015 04:00 PM

Kevin, nice table, love the veneer work and the stringing in the legs.

My concern is in the rail & stile construction of the cab doors 3/4” stock, worried about movement in the door being greater than in a 5/4 slab top. The cross grain joint between the rail & stile joint worries me as the rail would be moving more than the stile

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#3 posted 09-05-2015 07:51 PM

This turned out nicely.

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#4 posted 09-05-2015 08:08 PM

Dan, go for it and enjoy. Kevin, beautiful table!

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