• 4:04

    When it comes time to install the top on a table, it is important to come up with an approach that allows the table top to expand and contract freely with seasonal changes in humidity. If we don’t accommodate this movement, bad things are bound to happen. The table top could crack, or the movement

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  • Using Figure 8 Table Top Fasteners
    4:09

    Figure 8 fasteners provide a great way to attach solid wood tops to furniture bases. This is a method that’ll help ensure the solid wood tops you’re putting on your woodworking projects won’t crack as they try to expand and contract over time. Try them the next time you build a desk or table. They

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  • 4:06

    Commercially made table top fasteners, what some woodworkers call Z-clips, work great for allowing seasonal movement in solid wood tops. If you don’t allow that movement, you could end up with cracks in the top, or the top could blow open joints on your project. It’s important that the fasteners are installed in the right

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