|Forum topic by Mcpowell||posted 04-27-2016 08:44 PM||465 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
04-27-2016 08:44 PM
I am building a solid walnut, live edge table. On the bottom side of the tabletop, I would like to use steel u-channels running perpendicular to the grain of the wood (would “ribs” be the correct term?). I will likely use 5 u-channels over the 90” length. The table will be about 50” wide. I will cut slots for the legs of u-channel and then attach the u-channels to the underside of the top with 3/8” bolts (screwing them into threaded metal sleeves).
My question is directly related to wood movement. It appears the width could grow close to an inch (that seems like a lot to me). Should the slots all be 1” long, as shown in my drawing?
And just to show you an example of what I’m trying to build…
-- I want to be good at this....