Differences in wood expansions

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Forum topic by HoarderBoarder posted 10-14-2014 09:43 PM 1029 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-14-2014 09:43 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood expansion contraction cutting board end grain cherry walnut maple relative humidity cut

Hello all.

I want to make an end grain cutting board using three different species of wood; cherry, maple, and walnut. Do these three woods contract and expand at different enough rates that I should be concerned about?

I know that expansion and contraction are dependent on a lot of variables; wood thickness, type of cut, relative humidity, etc.

I can provide more details on my project if necessary.

(These are for wedding gifts, and I’d really be embarrassed if the boards cracked)


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#1 posted 10-14-2014 10:16 PM


People have been combining those woods for end grain boards for a long time. Go ahead.

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