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Re: Table top question
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Re: Table top question ()

Don Stephan
No idea of the validity, but remember reading in a book on the Shakers and/or Shaker furniture, someone was wondering if Shakers adopted breadboard ends on their dining tables to minimize water being absorbed into the end grain of the table tops. Given the Shakers' focus on the quality of their work, the tabletops would have been well scrubbed with water after every meal, and the finishes they used would have slowed but not completely blocked moisture movement.

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