|Forum topic by David White||posted 568 days ago||1894 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
568 days ago
I am starting to design a cabinet makers workbench. The top will be 85mm thick (3.5”), laminated from 1500×85 x 50mm boards (that’s roughly 60×3.5×2”). Given that this means that the cross grain direction will now be vertical rather than horizontal, will it be necessary to have floating breadboard ends or can I just glue them across their entire length?
Other relevant information: The primary wood used will be New Zealand Beech – this is a relatively stable hardwood. The breadboard ends will be Jarrah. Where I live (near Auckland) the humidity levels are relatively constant (between 70 to 85%) throughout the year. We’re basically warm and humid in the summer and cool and humid in the winter.
Thanks in advance.
-- Auckland, New Zealand