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06-18-2020 03:19 PM

Formaldehyde in Baltic Birch Plywood? - 8 replies

Hello! I am bidding out a kitchen cabinet job for a client who was questioning whether baltic birch plywood is formaldehyde free. I know this probably is dependent on the source. My local supplier carries a type that I believe is American made (and thus subject to EPA regulations). I called to ask and talked to the owner, who did not know the...

01-02-2020 05:08 PM

Anyone know what kind of wood this is? - 7 replies

Hello—I’m trying to ID the wood used in the countertop below. To me it looks like there are rays in the bottom left corner, maybe white oak with termite damage or spalting? At the same time, the knot configuration doesn’t look like white oak that i’ve seen before. Any thoughts or guesses would be appreciated!

07-01-2019 06:07 PM

Edge grain countertop -- plain sawn vs rift sawn? - 6 replies

Hello, I am looking into making a hardwood kitchen countertop. I see some places recommend ripping the wood and orienting the edge of the board up for stability. What I’m wondering is if that is mainly a technique for making plain sawn material more stable—in other words, is this trying to reproduce the long, straight grain orient...


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