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01-09-2012 10:47 PM

I’m having issues with the project I’m doing. The sides I want the grain to run up and down and at the top of the sides I need the grain to run left to right. My problem is its cross grained. The panel would only be 12” wide so would it move to much to tongue and groove them together. Please help new to woodworking and now usually u don’t go cross grain. Thank billy

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#1 posted 01-10-2012 02:49 AM

What you need are breadboard ends.
Below is a picture that came from this blog (not mine).

With the setup above you would use three dowels to hold the breadboard on(one for each tenon). The middle dowel would be tight and the left and right dowels would go through elongated hole in the tenons to allow for seasonal expansion of the panel. No glue used with this setup.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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