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Forum topic by JasonIndy posted 12-01-2010 03:31 AM 963 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-01-2010 03:31 AM

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Hi all, I’m going to be making the wife a quilt rack for Christmas. The sides are going to be about 10” wide. I’ve got a perfect piece of curly maple picked out. Do I need to be concerned about the sides being too wide? I’ve considered ripping the boards into two or three sections and dowelling them together. There’ll be three through tenons of walnut and I’m worried about whether or not the sides will eventually move and break the stretchers (if that makes sense.)

Also, I’m a first time user of curly maple. Any special considerations? Thanks!

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#1 posted 12-01-2010 03:40 AM

If you mean you have a 10” wide board to start as long as it’s well dryed I wouldn’t worry about breakage.
Make sure you have good sharp blades and tools to start.

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#2 posted 12-02-2010 03:00 AM

Great. Thank you very much for taking the time to comment.

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#3 posted 12-04-2010 05:01 AM

I don’t have a clear picture of what the project will look like. I have made a few quilt racks that had handmade 1” dowels for the top for four quilts, so I am stuck with a vision of what I have done. A quick sketch would help. Curl maple can be beautiful. Some use Boiled Linseed Oil ( BLO) and some other top coat. I use Watco Danish Oil over it.

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