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09-05-2014 03:14 AM

Evening all. I’m part way through my table build and am gearing up to make the top. Is there any hard and fast rules about how wide each board should be. I was going to go with 6.5” wide boards. But when I bought my material a lot of it is 8”. With machining , cut it down to 7.5. Any problems with the boards that wide? They will be running side ways rather than length ways as I am put table expansions in it? I just don’t like the waste. Thank you.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 09-05-2014 11:51 PM

Mark, I have never done a table like yours, but IMO there shouldn’t be any problem with 7.5” that would be any different than using 6.5” other than possibly a slightly increased likelihood of cupping. However, if your stock is well dried and finished the same on both sides, I doubt that that will ever be an issue for you. FWIW

-- Art

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#2 posted 09-06-2014 12:33 AM

Thanks Art. Today I ripped all my stock to the original 6.5…What the heck.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 09-06-2014 03:00 AM

Either size would work I use between 5 and 8 inch widths.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#4 posted 09-06-2014 03:22 AM

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