Solid Wood Table Top Orientation & Installation – Part 1

In option (A) the “X” base is parallel to the direction of the top’s grain and the chairs around the table form an “X” layout. In "B" the “X” is in diagonal to the top’s grain and the chairs form a “+” layout.

I never paid much attention to the particulars of round tabletop vs. base orientation, that is until a few months ago when we inherited a bent steel-base table with a round solid oak top. I liked the top but not so much the base. And since we had a glass-topped dining table with a nice wooden “X” base, I decided to marry the new wood top and our old wooden […]

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