A few weeks ago I posted about gluing the top on a table, and the unanimous
response was that it was a mistake; wood movement would damage it down the
If the sides are matched to the top in grain direction (the side are
vertical and the front and back are horizontal) why would wood movement be
more of an issue than on any other joint where the grain matches?
I would sincerely appreciate an explanation of that.
I am planning another table. All large pieces (top, shelves, sides) will be
plywood trimmed with solid edges where they show. Is wood movement an issue
there (I can't see why it should be, since everything will expand equally) ?