I have a salvaged metal frame from a printing press, and want to put a nice table top on it. My concern is to figure out how to attach the table top without risking it splitting. The metal frame has four holes that are evenly spaced across the top of the frame, which I assume were once used to attach the original top. Should I use those holes and screw into the top I make from underneath, or should I try another method? I am currently thinking that I will glue the four pieces of wood together to make the top, but I could potentially just dry fit them to allow a little space for movement.
(Furniture Making Forum)
From contributor H:
Elongate the holes to allow for wood movement. It will be fine.