|Forum topic by Jabberwoky||posted 01-07-2016 08:25 PM||439 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
01-07-2016 08:25 PM
Hi all. I’m looking for some advice on wood movement in a slab of monkey pod (Rain tree). A buddy of mine recently commissioned a slab table made of Monkey pod wood. Shortly after it was finished and shipped from Hawaii to Southern California a larger crack formed in the slab :(.
The creator was very apologetic and offered to make a replacement. He sent my friend some pictures of new slabs to choose from. My buddy came to me asking for help in selection. I told him what I know about wood movement, and %RH, but as I have never worked with this wood, or with slabs for that matter I didn’t feel qualified to give him a sound recommendation.
Can anyone recommendations as to how to avoid a second crack occurring this time around?
-- "If you aren't willing to take risk, you will spend your life working for someone who is."