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I am getting ready to build an office desk out of 1" pecan and was wondering how to finish the ends. I could breadboard them, but that would not look the best on a desktop. What about making the top about 2" longer than I need and use the cutoff to give the look of a 2" piece. The front and back would also have a piece of 1" stock glued to them, (where cross grain is not a problem.) I would miter the side and end pieces to give a finished look
Since the end piece is also cross grain, of the same board, there should be no glue up problems, Right?
Deb
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Your idea about malinking it look 2" thick sounds good.
I don't exactly understand your last question -- gluing end-grain is usually a bad idea even if it is two pieces of the same species.....

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Hi -
I built an L-shaped desk top out of oak and encountered the same question. I cut the length 4" short on each end (the width of the boards I glued together to make the top), then glued up another board on each end perpendicular to the length of the desk top, mitering the corners. The finished product looks something like this:
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