|David Nevin||12/10/2015 15:40:26|
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I am doing an oak dinning room table for my daughter Rustic was the words she used,
I have 5 planks of seasoned oak 1850 x 210 x 35 mm I have to joint these together question is what is the best way
I have considered using biscuits double down the length or using a stretcher under neath the top to join all 5 planks together after just using glue
What advise can you give me as i have not done this size of top before
Many thanks for any help
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Hi David -- I am no cabinet maker however modern glues these days should be able to hold the joint of the table top together for a lifetime without any reinforcement. You say the planks are 35mm thick, there should be enough surface area here for a really good strong rub joint so long as the planks are jointed properly. You would only use the biscuits to help align the planks and stop them moving while the glue cures. It must be said though that the table top be aloud to move accross the grain when fixed to the base so use blocks or slotted screwholes otherwise it will split over time. Hope this helps and don't forget to post a picture of the finioshed article. Julian
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To add to Julian’s advice I usually try to alternate the direction of the growth rings of each board if I can (matching the colour and the figure might be more important) this allows for any cupping to be balanced out, take a look at the end grain to do this.
|David Nevin||16/10/2015 11:36:58|
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Many thanks for your advice I am at present planning down the last plank from rough sawn oak
This will take some time as boy is it heavy.. Will look at gluing together some time in December as I will be
Away in Australia till then leaving the family at home
Will post pictures as I progress
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