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Some of you may remember a lengthy thread I posted back in August - November 2012 following the progress of my table build.
Well, I am back to admit a major flaw in my design and I hope no one has repeated it. I thought it was a great idea to cut a recess in the solid wood table top to hold a Corian "cutting board". After a year exposed on the deck it turns out that was not a good idea. Every time I tried a low-n-slow it seemed like the rains came and turned the recess into a table top lake. Even when covered it seemed rain found a way into that recess. Eventually the moisture caused the table top to split.
I acquired a solid piece of Corian from a kitchen remodel and remade the entire top from it. Now I have more "cutting board" space to work with and no concerns about water collecting in the recess and splitting the table top.