Table Top Design Question

  • Advertise with us

« back to Designing Woodworking Projects forum

Forum topic by JPB posted 07-29-2011 04:10 PM 712 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
View JPB's profile


31 posts in 1952 days

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?

1 reply so far

View Jonathan's profile


2608 posts in 2473 days

#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."

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics