|Forum topic by Ollie||posted 02-03-2011 09:53 PM||4411 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
02-03-2011 09:53 PM
I have designed a dining table for someone, the design is agreed but now I may have a problem, perhaps someone may have an answer.
The material is going to be Quarter sawn Oak and a contrasting timber (not sure yet) for the detail.
My concearn is that I have designed a straight boarded top with 5 or six boards running lengthways down the
My worry is that if i do a tightly fitting mitred frame around the top if the boards expand sideways the mitred joints may pop open.
I was planning to join the boards of the top to the edge part with a kind of tongue and groove along the sides and maybe a small splined mitre for the corners.
Do you think this design is possible without risk of faliure ?
If possible how is it best to join the edges to the top ?
And any other related ideas.
Thanks in advance Ollie
-- Ollie, UK.