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Posted on Question: Board glue up - Wide or Narrow boards?

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#1 posted 07-03-2012 10:21 AM

Who6o9 has provided a very good answer – it is in pictures!

The theory is that if any cupping occurs, narrow boards will cup less than wide boards, so narrow boards should be better. Wide or narrow though, you should alternating the grain as shown.

I’ve seen some cabinets done with pine that is nearly 5” wide and no problems (yet). So it comes down how much you expect cupping to be a problem against the asthetics and better grain patterns of wider planks.

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