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04-30-2016 06:11 PM

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part Hello lumber jock community. I’d love some advise and pics if possible on this. I’ve been asked to build a conference room table for a small company. I’m on a low budget but want to obviously make a quality top. I made the pedestals already but struggling with the top and budget. My thoughts are to either join oak 3/4” 6X8’s together or a sheet of oak ply and join butter board ends. I was going to pocket hole and glue everything together and case it with 1X3 oak. It will have a pretty dark stain. Does anyone have any advise on this? Would this be a good method? My fear is wood movement and it twisting. I’m down in South Texas where we have allot of humidity and heat. Even though it will be in air conditioning I would hate for it to twist. Thank you to anyone’s input. [URL=][IMG][/IMG][/URL]—Ryan,, rpgwoodworking

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#1 posted 04-30-2016 07:12 PM

Probably have better response if you reposted this to the Designing Woodworking Projects forum. This is currently posted in the Site Feedback forum which is for posts related to the site itself, such as problems posting, etc…

If you use plywood for the main body of the top you shouldn’t have too much trouble with the edge banding. If you use solid wood for the top you need to design things to deal with the movement you will have and the edge banding will not work out well…

Good Luck!

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#2 posted 04-30-2016 09:09 PM

I’m new to the LJ community. Thank you for the advise. How do I get to that forum?

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