Breadboard ends on a Bettle Kill Pine Table

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Forum topic by Gerry posted 10-06-2014 09:44 AM 865 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-06-2014 09:44 AM

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Hey Everyone I’m new here, so I’ll keep it short but i have a dilemma. I am building a Beetle Kill Pine dining table for a family member and I had planned on designing it with bread board ends. It will be finished with an epoxy so I’m not sure the best way to join the bread boards? Do I have to take in account wood expansion even with an epoxy finish? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

-- Gerry-Abbotsford BC

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#1 posted 10-06-2014 02:32 PM

Yes. No finish will eliminate seasonal movement.

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#2 posted 10-06-2014 03:19 PM

Gotta consider wood movement, or your breadboard ends will fail. It seems that I just read an article in FW (I think – maybe Popular WW) on breadboard end construction. Look for it…might save you a lot of heartache.

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#3 posted 10-06-2014 03:31 PM

+1. Epoxy is great at reducing the permeability of moisture vapor, but it does not eliminate it, so your movement may be significantly less, but not non-existent. If you’re doing breadboard ends, might as well just do them as they’re meant to be done, and for the purpose they’re meant to serve.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#4 posted 10-06-2014 03:38 PM

Wood moves regardless. One of our challenges.

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#5 posted 10-07-2014 02:36 AM

Thanks all, I appreciate the welcome and advice!

-- Gerry-Abbotsford BC

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