|Forum topic by hiswillus||posted 04-30-2013 07:11 PM||527 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
04-30-2013 07:11 PM
Really need you guys help on this one. I’m a noob making my first dining room table. Bought a slice of tree and am cutting it up and wondering how to handle the cracks. I’ve been advised that even if the cracks don’t enter into my cut piece I should be concerned with the area where the crack would extend to if it were to advance. I’m wondering if there is a safe distance to stay away from a crack (I’m sure there must be) or if something needs to be done regardless. Butterflies have been suggested, but would rather not have them show on the top of the table.
Going to post a couple pics here to see what people suggest. These two slabs are the entire slice of tree cut in half and each is being split to create a four board table top with breadboards added for support. Neither of the pieces have to be long enough to enter the cracked area so I thought I was good, until I learned better. The “if the crack were to continue” can not be avoided on the first piece. The second one I can manage to squeese the 8 inch wide board between the sapwood and the crack.
Please let me know what you think. I look forward to your comments,