Originally Posted by chinadog
Randy, so does the actually see the gap widen and shrink? I was thinking of going with something similar, just maybe not prefinished to match the stain. Why the filler, does it have the rounded edges on the individual boards?
The gaps stay consistent to the naked eye. But the wood has to dry, swell and move. It is not a floating one piece top. Each plank is stapled to the base. Yes, it is slightly rounded edges, hence the filler. Honestly it's not a problem. I just can't leave well enough alone. I guess I'm too much of a tweaker.
Maybe you could go with a nice one piece 3/4 maple sheet goods stained to match your trim?? Could you do one panel or would you to have a seam at the 90 degree corner?