I recently posted a question about the dining room table top construction in the attached picture. Based on the responses, I’m now considering making the top with a 3/4″ ply underlayment and then using my bandsaw to make 1/4″ planked top with random-width boards set in a mitered frame out of walnut, as shown in the attached picture. A few questions:
1. Would 1/4″ planks glued to the 3/4″ ply underlayment eliminate the humidity/temperature-induced dimensional changes within a mitered frame?
2. If I made the mitered frame out of solid 1″ x 4″ walnut boards, and attached it around the edge of the 3/4″ ply underlayment, will it maintain it’s dimensional integrity?
3. Are 1/4″ planks too thin or should I use thicker planks to attach to the underlayment?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!!
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