I am about to laminate a sapele coffee table top over the Christmas period and am after some advice on wood movement if anyone has any ideas..
I have a book matched pair of boards for the top but they are quite small.. So I have decided to frame the pair with 4 more boards of the same thickness (1 inch) .. 2 at the sides and 2 at each end.. to increase the size in every direction..
I hope this makes sense??
I Don’t want to remove any material from the main book matched pair because it will remove some of the figures that I really really like, so creating a frame and panel I don’t think would work?
However if I simply glued it all together then there would be nowhere for the centre 2 boards to move if they expanded.. Or is sapele stable enough that I shouldn’t worry?
I was possibly thinking about rebating the central 2 boards (after laminating them together) and dropping them into a rebate on a frame and leaving a reveal on the underside for expansion?
Does anyone have any ideas / does that make sense?
Wishing all WWMC members & teachers a very merry Christmas !
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