|Forum topic by albachippie||posted 09-04-2012 09:30 PM||4005 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
09-04-2012 09:30 PM
First of all sorry for asking a question that has probably been answered already. Feel free to direct me to another post if you wish!
I am about to start building a dining table for a client. His design.
My question is, how to go about gluing up the top? My plan was to sort out the finished boards so they are aesthetically pleasing, biscuit the edges for ease of alignment, dry fix, then glue up in one go. I then made the mistake of searching extensively on line regarding this, and every other post contradicts the previous one! Some say alternate the grain orientation, others say to just concentrate on how the finished grain looks to the eye. Some say biscuits, others say don’t. Some say glue in one go, some say only two boards at a time. Do you understand my confusion?!
So, I am asking for tried and tested methods by jocks who have a history of doing this please!
The material is white oak, six boards wide, with a section of around 1 1/4” x 6” x 7’ long
Any help or advice would be appreciated,
Thanks in advance,
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