Well as some will know i am working on a proper woodworking workbench. Only thing is its made of pine. So i have the slab all laminated and glued up and all the leg bits and pieces ready to go.
While i am busy with the final assembly i thought i would consult the brain trust for some help with joint selection.
I have in mind to put a hardwood apron around the edge of the pine laminated slab. Figure that way i can always replace it when it gets damaged beyond recovery and keep a nice edge on the bench.
So if i got two say 3/4 in pieces of hardwood coming together at the end of the bench how should i finish them taking into acount that they are being attached to pine slab of laminated 2x lumber.
Concerns here are wood expansion and contraction and then i would like it to be asthetically pleasing but simple. This is end grain meets end grain.
Also any advice on securing these pieces to the side of the slab? Do want to make them removable at some stage but want them tight up against the slab and secure.
As usual a tug of war between two different requirements.
Help! will be much appreciated. Thanks.