Ok, is it possible to frame a table top (say 22x46 in) with a different
species of wood? What about wood movement? Is veneering the only way to
Take a look at a David Marks' creation
Granted this top isn't as large as I would like to make, so maybe wood
movement isn't as large of an issue... HELP!
I'm currently making a framed table. The center is veneer over MDF since
the MDF has no movement. The table will be edged with mahogany. Biscuits
on the joint edges and splines on the long sides between the center and the
framing. The center will be about 12 x 48.
It's possible to limit the problem of differing movement by using certain
attachment methods such as dovetail cleats, or elongated mortices. Using glue
and/or pins judiciously, you can allow for quite a bit of movement. Check out
some "breadboard" joinery methods. Tom
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