I've posted this on the Guild FaceBook group, but thought I would see if anyone over here had any opinions as well.
I recently finished a table for our kitchen. One of the glue joints in the top has begun to fail (picture 1). This was a problem with the joint itself. There was too much of a gap and I tried to force it closed with clamping pressure. I'm going to use some epoxy to try and fix it. I've posted a picture of that below.
The second and fourth picture below is something new that has just recently occurred. A crack has developed right next to the glue joint. It runs a few inches into the table top. I figure the best way to fix this is with a butterfly from the underside. I attached the top with table top fasteners (picture 3).
My question is what did I do wrong? I know the problem with the glue joint, but this crack that has developed makes me think I might have done something wrong. Could it be the heat in the house is causing the wood to crack? If so wouldn't the tabletop fasteners allow for wood movement? Just curious what I need to do differently next time. Thanks for any insight.