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06-05-2014 02:19 PM

Topic tags/keywords: mid century modern wood movement

My sister loves this fruniture style so I thought I would build her a coffee table to go with her “new” end tables. I am attempting to build something like the Lane dovetail table . they have a solid oak rim with a walnut vaneer center. This appears to be on a pine base. At least that is what it looks like in the pictures I have found. Lots of then can be found on ebay. My question is how to account for wood movment . The ends are what I would call, for lack of a better term, reverse bread board, The oak ends are attached between the oak sides. Anyone built somthing like this before? As a new member I would like to thank everyone for the hrlp an insperation I have recieved up till now while “lurking”

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#1 posted 06-30-2014 01:45 AM

My guess, the bases are ash, not pine.

Movement across the breadboard ends, roughly 3” by the looks, is going to be very small. If sealed well against moisture the small amount of movement may not be visible.


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