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Forum topic by JusticeBeaver posted 01-31-2012 11:03 PM 919 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-31-2012 11:03 PM

My wife has requested a coffee table similar to this

How would I get the look of the table top with the band around the edge while accounting for seasonal movement? would braces underneath running perpendicular to the boards visible from the top be enough to keep the band from blowing out?

I believe they’ve made the top out of MDF but I’d like to make mine more built to last.

Sorry for being a lurker and not commenting until I need some help! If this is discussed all the time I’m sorry, I couldn’t even think of the right terms to search

-- Lonnie - Peachtree Corners, GA

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#1 posted 01-31-2012 11:19 PM

Lonnie, take a look at Osborne Wood Products in Toccoa, GA. They have a bunch of stuff like legs and aprons. Top? Make sure that you’ve got the moisture down to about 8%. Allow the top boards to move laterally.
Whatcha gonna build it from? ( I know….I ended a sentence with a proposition—-tough!).


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#2 posted 01-31-2012 11:23 PM

Thinking maple. But I’m such a novice I must admit the material is not a well thought out choice, more like a “ohhh, that looks nice” kind of choice.

I want to leave enough space for the boards to move but not so much that it becomes a safe haven for crumbs when my kids eat snacks on it. So not sure how to account for that other than “a bit”.

-- Lonnie - Peachtree Corners, GA

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