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I'm about to embark on a new project which is a 5x3ft farm house table.

The question I have us would you put bread board ends on it.

Building it out iyf 6x2 rough sawn slow growth swedish pine.

Straight legs, deep apron with single drawer.

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I'm about to embark on a new project which is a 5x3ft farm house table.

The question I have us would you put bread board ends on it.

Building it out iyf 6x2 rough sawn slow growth swedish pine.

Straight legs, deep apron with single drawer.

Cheers James
It's not essential and in fact most plain boarded tables don't have BB ends. Quite a lot of extra work but they do look tidy and might hide an incipient crack if any movement happened.
They are really for taxing environments such as old fashioned kitchens (wildly varying heat and humidity) or for boards which need to be kept flat - bread boards for instance, or drawing boards.
 

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It's not essential and in fact most plain boarded tables don't have BB ends. Quite a lot of extra work but they do look tidy and might hide an incipient crack if any movement happened.
I prefer the look of them, but I agree with this.
 

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Ending towards breadboard ends...

Just because I would like to try them.


Picked up the 6x2 timber so can make a start now it's getting warmer!

It's only for a holiday let so no pressure.

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I did my first breadboard ends last year, was a fun learning experience and made the piece look great. Go on, have a crack at them!

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I made this dining table and chairs a few years ago. No breadboards and no sign of movement so far.

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So I cut the tenons for my breadboard ends. 30mm ok.

However my usual way of making mortices using my pillar drill and chisels is going to be tedious and not very accurate.

I'd be better to table saw two saw cuts and chisel out the waste?


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Yes I do although I don't have a table.

I dislike it more than my cheap table saw!!

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I've glued the timber together and planed it. Actually the nottiest sections I belt sanded.

Awaiting the breadboard ends, apron and legs.

Cheers James
 

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