|Forum topic by Ben||posted 221 days ago||324 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
221 days ago
The lumber used was pre-planed 7/8” kiln dried, three 10” boards for the top. They were slightly funky when I got them but I was able to achieve a fairly flat and very tight glue up (jointed/ripped edges of course).
What happened was two of the boards cupped causing cracks right in the center on the ends, about 8” in.
It’s a miniscule check, about 4” long. When I press the board flat it is virtually invisible.
But I’m concerned it won’t stay up.
I had the thought to basically rip 1/8” out of the center of the top, eliminating the crack, and glue it back together semi seamlessly.
Or, what do you guys recommend? Epoxy slurry? Leave it alone and hope it stays put when I screw the top down and it gets pulled flat?
I made the bad mistake of rushing this lumber (not acclimating it), mostly because I had no choice as customer needed it by Christmas Evve. But never again will I make a table without rough sawn lumber jointed and planed perfectly flat.
Thanks guys for any suggestions!