|Forum topic by DustyGuy||posted 07-01-2015 02:29 PM||728 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
07-01-2015 02:29 PM
Looking for opinion on my latest project. I do a lot of work with reclaimed/salvaged wood and recently came into several 100 year old heart pine 6×6 beams. There was one short piece around 3’ long that I had no real use for, but giving it a closer look, I saw that it had a very tight grain, and a light bulb went off. The next couple hours found me slicing it into 3/4” pieces, squaring them up, and gluing them into the 20” x 30” piece you see here. Now I’d like to glue this to a piece of plywood and then put a 4” border around it, creating a top for something yet to be determined. So my question is, how much do I have to worry about that old expansion/contraction demon rearing it’s ugly head? I’ve seen a lot of cutting boards made like this, but they’re generally thicker. Unfortunately, the 3’ piece would not have gone far cutting it into 2” thick squares.
Any thoughts will be much appreciated!
-- Norm Miller