Farmhouse Table

Submitted by mtlkvm on Tue, 11/26/2013 - 13:00

I loved doing this project and the table came out awesome. But recently with the cold weather Ive noticed splits in some of the wood. Also where the beadboards meet the table top there is shrinkage...any idea how to fix it. I used non treated lumber from lowes.

Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project



Tue, 11/26/2013 - 18:49

The moisture content in big box 2xx lumber is relatively high, which is why it's mainly used for framing. Letting the lumber dry and acclimate is the best way to limit movement. Also, if you just screwed the top to the apron without allowing for movement, you will have splits as you're experiencing. It's best to use z-clips, or if you use pocket holes make sure you elongate the holes. As far as fixing the gaps, I'm not sure of a good way that will last.

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