|Forum topic by Bill Rickvalsky||posted 01-09-2012 11:42 PM||2881 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
01-09-2012 11:42 PM
I am in the process of researching a design for a dining/kitchen table. I’ve spent a lot of time looking at table projects on here. There are some beautiful table tops on some of these projects that have contrasting edges around the perimeter of the top. But it is not always obvious how the construction was done.
I am particularly curious about how this edging is done on tables with glued up tops and the handling of wood movement. I know how it is handled with fairly simple breadboard ends. But some of the tables have edging which seems to be rather finely fitted and finished. It would seem that any expansion and contraction would result spaces and gaps that detract from the appearance of these tables.
How is the edging attached to these tables? Or do they using veneered plywood for such projects to avoid dealing with movement? Maybe solid hardwood glue ups limit what you can do with edge treatment. Any insights would appreciated.
-- Bill--Genuine, verified, certified, card carrying amateur at just about everything.