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Stabilizer 15.5 Inches

15 12″ x 2 14″ x  58 Part #987.15.5 Stabilizer 15.5 Inches
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•  Hardware $10.08  ea


Steel stabilizers are attached to the underside of a table top, counter to the direction of the wood.  They prevent wood warping, washboarding, cupping and gapping over time as the moisture in the wood changes. Stabilizer bar fits into a recessed groove created by Custom Router bit. There are 6 elongated attachment openings on the stabilizer where screws attach the stabilizer to the underside of the table top. Table top can freely "swim" the length of the opening as the moisture content of the wood changes. This freedom of movement will prevent warping, washboarding, cupping and gapping of the top. Attachment screws not included.

When a table top is attached it to the skirtboards of a table, the boards in the kit help to stabilize the movement of the wood and prevent warping. But if you do not use a skirt kit that is screwed to the top you would need to have an alternative method to stabilize the movement of the boards of the top. For example, a trestle table:
 

So you place stabilizers or battons counter to the direction of the boards to span the table. Our Stabilizer bar is a recessed batten and gives all the support value of a traditional batton without taking up space on the underside of the top.

The manufacturer recommends using wood screws. The screws in the elongated slots should be screwed in until they are just tight but not over tightened. The screws on the end should be screwed tight.