Re: The name implies the application

AZ in Colorado Springs
I think it's difficult to expect a narrow breadboard end, perhaps 1-1/2" to 3" wide to hold back a table top 1' or 3' or 7' long if that table top decides to warp, either because the lumber was wet during construction or from daily use.

I use breadboard ends to hide the end grain of the table top. Of course, there's end grain at the end of the breadboard, but the surface area there is much smaller.

Another post speaks to reversing grain in adjacent boards. Again, if the wood is properly dry during construction, no need for this. I go with good appearance on the show face.

If the boards are not properly dry, then you get a sine wave, instead of a flat table top (or side panel or whatever the panel is used for).

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