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Forum topic by Jessi5377 posted 09-24-2015 12:42 AM 941 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-24-2015 12:42 AM

Topic tags/keywords: glueup backer luan planks boards join

Making a desk for my husband out of ambrosia maple and walnut. It’s a lot of pieces to be glued up and after fixing the warps twist and bows from a SC summer, the boards are about 5/8” with the planing left to do one the MC gets to an appropriate point. My questions are this… Should I attach them to a 1/4” backer? If so, how.. glue or nails? Would glue allow for natural expansion in the future? Would I edge glue them first or edge and face glue at the same time? I had someone plane them and join them recently but after letting them dry out more, they may have changes shape again. Any advise on how to do this with hand tools and a table saw would be appreciated. It cost me $50 for a local woodworker to do it… I’d rather use that toward a planer/joiner in the future. Here is a drawing of it will look like, bow front top is 84” x 24” at corners and 36” in center. Other side is scaled appropriately.

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#1 posted 09-24-2015 03:03 PM

I would make this like a cabinet. First, do the skeleton/frame with construction lumber (cut and modified to size). Then work out your layout over the fram. You can use screws to hold the walnut trim and maple pieces together. Screw them from frame to the boards (make sure screw holes on the frame are oversized so things can move easily. If the boards are already glued together and are slightly warped, see if when you screw them to the frame will correct them (finishing product you put on it afterwards may help re-shape them after installation. If they don’t correct, use strips of maybe 1×2” to glue to the sides so they slide right next to the frame and then screw the sides to the frame horizontally. Picture would help.

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#2 posted 09-24-2015 03:33 PM

That’s a great idea, think that’s what I’ll do.

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#3 posted 09-27-2015 11:25 PM

I hope this is what you discribed?

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#4 posted 09-27-2015 11:26 PM

Sorry don’t know why they keep inserting sideways

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