|Forum topic by mbs||posted 03-30-2013 11:28 AM||573 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
03-30-2013 11:28 AM
I’m making curved breadboard ends on an end table. The breadboard end will “slip” over the end of the table like an end cap. I’ll have about a half inch engagement.
Normally I would use titebond glue only in the center of the end so the table top can expand and contract as it wishes towards the edges. I’d drill a slotted hole and run a screw into the end. Titebond doesn’t have much holding strength from end grain to end grain.
I woke up thinking – why not use a dab of silicone in the center of the breadboard and towards the edges. Not enough that it would squeeze out but just enough to get a good bond. The silicone would stretch with the wood and provide a strong joint, wouldn’t it?
-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.