By doing so at the joint is flat but when i clamped it it raised up the breadboard on both ends about a 1 8. The traditional use of breadboard ends is on cutting boards.
From fine woodworking 281.
How to glue bread board end fine woodworking. But many woodworking projects can take advantage of what the ends offer including table tops and box lids. The traditional breadboard end joint is to my mind one of woodworking s slickest solutions for managing wood movement. The purpose is to support and maintain the rigidity of the panel while allowing the panel to shrink or expand across the grain.
Cracking happens if the ends aren t properly glued to the panel. I just completed my glue up on a 10 dining room table top 6 4 hickory after dry fitting everything first. You most often see a breadboard end on tabletops blanket box lids drop leaves and small doors.
As usual rogowski adds a spring joint to the breadboard end glues the middle of the workpiece and makes sure clamping pressure is straight across the joint. Breadboard ends are narrow pieces that are mechanically joined to the ends of a larger panel. Join the wwgoa community to access a huge library of woodworking instructional videos.
The problem is i had to put clamps together when clamping them on. Breadboard ends are attractive and functional. It s all about judicious use of the glue and knowing how to glue wood together.
With the breadboard attached to the panel pulled all the way in and tight against the shoulders of the tongue drill 3 holes down through the breadboard 3 8 is fine i ve even used 1 4. One hole goes in the center and one at each end about 2 to 4 inches in from the edge. A trick to ensure your breadboard end is flush when driving screws is to use a handscrew clamp to line up the end and the main board.
It s often used on tabletops blanket chest lids and other solid wood panels such as the lid for the tool chest on page 22. For more ways to attach breadboard ends read the full article. The screw holes are plugged after the screws are in place screws have the advantage of keeping the joint between the boards tight while the use of slotted holes allow for expansion and contraction.