Oak table

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Maattttt, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. Maattttt

    Maattttt New Member

    Hi,

    I've recently purchased a newly made oak table from a local carpenter,

    Two of the planks of oak appear to be moving a lot more than the others,

    I've been told carpenters use biscuit joints to prevent to much movement in tables etc,

    I don't believe the biscuit joint has been used in my table,
    Can anyone tell me if this is excessive movement in the table or normal,

    Should I return to the carpenter and complain?

    Can I do anything to stop it getting worse?
     

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  2. CraigMcK

    CraigMcK Screwfix Select

    Can you add an image from the top too.

    Normally you would reverse the grain direction to stabilise. It does not look like it's been jointed very well

    Finally, are you sure it's oak? Hence my request for a top view
     
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  3. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    Who said that that was Oak?
    It's pine.
     
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  4. wiggy

    wiggy Screwfix Select

    Thats not oak, looks like 6x2 pine to me
     
  5. CraigMcK

    CraigMcK Screwfix Select

    :) Not me!
     
  6. wiggy

    wiggy Screwfix Select

    Great minds think alike
     
  7. goldenboy

    goldenboy Super Member

    That's a softwood table not oak
     
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  8. goldenboy

    goldenboy Super Member

    Ha ha, lots of simultaneous posting exactly the same thing! Looks like stained softwood to me.
     
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  9. wiggy

    wiggy Screwfix Select

    Thats unanimous then, well until ruler comes along
     
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  10. goldenboy

    goldenboy Super Member

    I await his views on the subject.

    On the subject of the table its pretty basic construction and those ends were never going to stay level.
     
  11. Maattttt

    Maattttt New Member

     

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  12. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    You are posting this as a joke aren't you?
     
  13. CraigMcK

    CraigMcK Screwfix Select

    Sorry to say that's pine, not oak. If you paid for oak you've been done!
     
  14. wiggy

    wiggy Screwfix Select

    It looks like its come from the shabby chic brigade, buy some nasty old table, paint it up, stain some pine dark oak and het presto an oak table to the unsuspecting joe public.

    Defo stained up softwood, hope you didn't pay too much for it
     
  15. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    It looks more like a fence panel than a table.
     
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  16. Maattttt

    Maattttt New Member

    Jesus I've had another look at it just now and the gaps have got bigger,
    I can see the light wood, as you guys call it (pine)they sold it to me as being oak!
     
  17. goldenboy

    goldenboy Super Member

    100% softwood. I think it looks quite nice though.
     
  18. goldenboy

    goldenboy Super Member

    I think a slotted concrete post either end would stop the movement!
     
  19. goldenboy

    goldenboy Super Member

    What did you pay for it Maattttt?
     
  20. wiggy

    wiggy Screwfix Select

    You sure about that gb, its as rough as a badgers.

    A well made scrubbed pine top can be worth a bit of money but thats about £20 worth of joists thrown together, great for the garden
     

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