|Forum topic by BinghamtonEd||posted 09-09-2015 12:46 PM||868 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
09-09-2015 12:46 PM
So I am wrapping up my table build, and I purchased the Z-style fasteners. I ran the groove along the insides of the aprons. So, here’s my question (it seems dumb, but, whatever)...
When I install these, should I push the fastener until it bottoms out in the slot, and screw it to the top, or leave more play? We’re in the peak of the annual humidity right now, so I don’t think the top is going to get any wider. I figure by bottoming them out, it’ll give the top room to shrink, without pulling the clips out of the grooves.
The installation pictures/directions I’ve found all pretty much say to put them in the groove and screw them to the top. I would think that if you put them all the way in the groove in winter time, when summer rolled around and the top expanded, you pull out screws, have buckling, warping, etc., and vice versa if installed shallow during summertime.
If it matters, the top is 23” deep, and the distance between the upper stretchers is about 18”.
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