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Forum topic by Alafia posted 03-31-2017 08:39 PM 397 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Alafia

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03-31-2017 08:39 PM

Hello all,
New to the forum but been lurking for a while. Im relatively new to wood working but have built a few tables and i am working on a new project. I am carving a fire department logo into a table fornthe station dining table. They want a durable top they can clean with normal products amdnnotnworrt about damaging. I was thinking bar top style epoxy finish would be the right finish for the job. My biggest question is aboit wood movement. I am considering 2×6 kiln dried spruce ripped down and stood on end similar to a butcher block top. I was worried about movement under the epoxy top causing cracking. Is there a way to ensure that the wood wont cause damage? Or is there a better option for building the top where i wont need to worry about movement?

Thanks in advance for any help
Patrick


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papadan

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#1 posted 03-31-2017 10:31 PM

Using the bar top epoxy will seal the wood so the moisture content can’t change. You won’t have any problems with wood movement. End grain will need epoxy on both sides of the top.

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#2 posted 04-03-2017 07:19 PM



Using the bar top epoxy will seal the wood so the moisture content can t change. You won t have any problems with wood movement. End grain will need epoxy on both sides of the top.

- papadan


What about the bottom side ? Normally one is supposed to finish wood from all sides but nobody does it with epoxy.

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Alafia

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#3 posted 04-03-2017 08:01 PM

Thanks for the responses.
I had originally planned on mounting the pieces on some half inch plywood/mdf. Im assuming that if mounted on the plywood I would just need to make sure all pieces of exposed wood need to be covered in the epoxy. So maybe brush some of the epoxy on over the edges and make sure its good and covered to keep moisture out.

Patrick

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