|Forum topic by Scott10||posted 02-09-2011 04:44 AM||1017 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
02-09-2011 04:44 AM
This is a quick sketch of what I’m intending to do. I’m using 5/4 walnut boards planed down to 1 1/8” and ripped to 2 1/4”. I then glue them in pairs of two to make a 2.25”x2.25”x22” solid piece. Proceed from there just as if I was making an endgrain cutting board only this will be 5” thick, 20”wide and 30” long.
My question: will there be a problem using the parquet type pattern. I know there are problems with expansion if you glue grain perpendicularly but how about in this scenario. I’ll be gluing faces and edges that are all long grain but there will be rift/quarter/flat sawn edges all meeting at one point or another. I realize that wood expands at different rates along all these type cuts so is this going to be a problem?
This top will be held with standard tabletop fasteners to allow for expansion.
Here is my attempt at posting a sketchup quick sketch. Let me know if I’ll be okay with this plan. Thanks