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Forum topic by JPB posted 07-29-2011 04:10 PM 806 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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07-29-2011 04:10 PM

I’ve been poking through the projects showing my wife different table designs to get an idea as to her taste -all she can tell me is she likes deco – but that is beside the point. I have noticed several tables that have mitered corner banding around a center SOLID panel. It was my understanding that this was a design no-no as the wood movement will blow out the joints in the edging. Is there a trick to pulling this off that doesn’t involve using veneer or finger crossing? Can you get away with it on smaller projects, maybe coffee, hall and end tables?

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#1 posted 07-29-2011 04:21 PM

I would think a good way to accomplish this would be to incorporate a breadboard end into the outer 2-pieces that are 90-degrees to the end grain of the panel?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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