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Primitiques

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03-14-2009 02:34 AM

Does anyone have plans on how to do floating breadboards for a farmtable. I need it to be able to move throughout the seasons to avoid splitting.. Also, how would you join the top boards? tonge and groove??, would you glue them or what thanks, Bill


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#1 posted 03-14-2009 10:12 PM

i do a glue up just as if it was not going to get a bread board end.. then just a touch of glue in the center.. and dowels.. the dowel holes on the mortise end are elongated.. that let the panel expand.. just make sure it has room by making the tennon stop short of the mortise..

when you test fit the ends, you should be able to slide then left or right at least 1/2 an inch..

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