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#1 posted 06-27-2012 02:42 AM

Hi Dusty2004:

The book Understanding Wood by R. Bruce Hoadley is an excellent reference for the issue of wood movement and all kinds of other issues to do with solid wood. I suspect your board is small enough overall that wood movement will not be an issue unless you allow the board to undergo significant changes in relative humidiy, unlikely if it is kept in a modern home.

One thing to keep in mind when gluing solid wood to a substrate is that it is best to balance things out by having a veneer on both sides, otherwise the thing may go out of flat. If the solid pieces are thin and the substrate is much thicker this is far less likely to happen, especially if the pieces are already in equilibrium with their environment and the relative humidity is fairly constant.

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