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Posted on Chances of my piece blowing up?

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#1 posted 05-08-2017 10:35 PM

Short of major surgery, ensuring several coats of a film finish on both faces of the back could retard enough moisture from entering or leaving the back so that no problems would ever occur.
- JBrow

Finishes can slow the rate at which moisture enters/leaves, but will not prevent full acclimation from taking place (maybe in 2 days instead of 1, for instance, in a serious weather change). The total amount of shrinkage and expansion will be materially the same.

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