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20 December 2013

20 Dec 2013 Wood Movement

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The bottom line—you can't stop it from happening so you must account for it. There are a few things you can to do to preserve your project. First, let the wood acclimate for several days in the shop before you start building. When you are constructing a piece, never trap the wood so it can't move and whenever possible avoid cross grain assembly. This means using fastening methods that allow the wood to move and don't glue in pieces that need to float in a project. If wood movement is dealt with properly, your project will last much longer. Hopefully you're reading this before you learn the hard way.

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