|Breadboard ends (contrasting piece of wood at ends of table top) is a centuries-old technique which
was originally used to prevent warping of very wide planks. Today the planks we use are not as wide
and, with the construction techniques we use, breadboard ends are optional and are purely a
question of aesthetics. The breadboard end does move with changes of temperature and humidity, and
the ends may extend beyond the table edge during the colder, drier months of the year. The standard
breadboard widths are 1” for 1” top, 2” for a 2” top, and 3" for a 3" top.