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Yet another breadboard question - joining countertop sections
This is my first post here, finally figured I'd ante up to learn from the ridiculous amount of knowledge on the FWW forums.
I'm working in France (although I'm American) and there's very little here in the way of activity or support for individual woodworkers - I'm very envious of folks doing woodworking in the US for the options you have in material, tools and know-how.
I'm in the middle of a large project building cabinets for a couple of bathrooms and a kitchen. Boxes are birch ply; face frames, doors and drawer fronts are maple. Everything exterior is painted (I know, why use maple if you're painting... long story.)
I've committed myself to doing cherry countertops with breadboard ends on these, which have gone fine for the first few small individual cabinets. However, the bathroom countertop is supposed to be... 9 feet long! And I was the designer... sigh. Nothing like the clueless ambition of the first-timer.
As the supply of 9-foot-long cherry is limited here , my idea was to do three sections, and join the sections of the the long countertop with a double-faced breadboard, with a mortise in both sides, and routed tenons in the ends of the tops. Does this make sense? I don't know of any other way to join the sections together.
Any tips or thoughts pro or con would be really helpful - thanks!