"Breadboard Ends" question

  • Advertise with us

« back to Joinery forum

Forum topic by bbc557ci posted 12-24-2013 02:51 PM 644 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
View bbc557ci's profile


589 posts in 1493 days

12-24-2013 02:51 PM

I see allot of LJ’s making table tops and putting breadboard ends on them. I made a cherry table many years ago that the “breadboar ends” slide out, so I can put a leaf at each end to extend the table.

The 40 inch wide top of my cherry table expands and contracts noticeably during winter/summer months. The ends of course are not secured to the main part of the top so there’s no problems with the movement. But, if the ends were secured it seems something would break, bend, whatever.

So, how do you put “breadboard ends” on a table, without having an issue or problem with expansion/contraction??

Thanks in advance for answers/input :o)

-- Bill, central where near the "big apple"

1 reply so far

View Howie's profile


2656 posts in 2342 days

#1 posted 12-24-2013 02:58 PM

Several “how to” videos on this.
I anchor the center tenon and then “slot” the ends so the board can move.

-- Life is good.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics