|Forum topic by Scotty Stepp||posted 12-14-2010 01:53 AM||1632 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
12-14-2010 01:53 AM
The kitchen table top (4’x6’) I glued together has a mind of its own. I am using reclaimed white oak that is 1’’ thick x 12’’ wide. I alternated growth rings and made sure moisture content was good before the glue up and I made sure to mill the lumber in 2 stages, allowing for additional drying between. Anyway, after the glue up I didn’t visit the shop for a month and change in humidity and me not stickering (its been sitting on my bench) the bottom has it cupping almost a 1/2’’ from outside to middle.
I will be adding breadboards but on another post concerning this same table top, some of you suggested adding support stretchers underneath.
So my questions:
2) would 3 of them be overkill?
3) suggestions on milling the slots so as to allow for wood movement?
Thanks fellow woodworkers!!! Your knowledge has been invaluabl