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Forum topic by Eric posted 11-13-2016 08:15 PM 451 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Eric

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11-13-2016 08:15 PM

So I am that point in my kitchen re-model, to start building the countertops.

I have both 4/4 and 8/4 quarter sawn white oak. My original thought, was to use the 4/4 wood, rip a bunch of a little over 1.5” and glue then up on edge. Sounds labor intensive.

Now I am thinking, use the 8/4, mill it, glue them up. That way the each length of countertop would be made up of 3 slabs of 8/4 stock, so just 2 glue joints.

I am looking for any experience anyone has, which method is best in your opinion and why.

Eric

-- Eric "That's all very well and human, but when will you stop having to apologize and start doing your very best you can? When will you begin?"


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cabmaker

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#1 posted 11-13-2016 09:24 PM

The qtr sawn may not be as suited for this as plain sawn due to the direction of expansion. That is if you glue up on edge.

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#2 posted 11-13-2016 10:51 PM

Both methods should work as long as you secure it to the base so it can move. I used tongue and groove 4” wide floor boards on mine and so far so good after 27 years.

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