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Axis39

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#1 posted 01-19-2021 03:11 PM

The problem is your source wood.

The moisture content was too wet (do you have a moisture meter?) and has dried and shrunk when exposed to dry central heating and winter conditions.

The ultimate solution is to buy wood and age it… Although, not always possible, this is the ultimate goal, especially for fine furniture pieces.

Unfortunately, the only solution is to make a new top.. Well, unless the client would be okay with you making it a ‘feature’ not a ‘problem’ by doing some inlays to keep the cracking to a minimum. But, I don’t know that that will be very elegant.

-- John F. SoCal transplant, chewer uppper of good wood


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