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#1 posted 06-23-2014 12:12 AM

Avoid trying to restrain wide panels. They need room to expand because across the grain, wood can move about 1/8”-1/4” for every 12” of width. If you want to do cross grain patterns like that again use veneer or floating panels.

Check out Bruce Hoadley’s book Understanding Wood if you really want to know what’s going on.

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