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rut

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806 days ago

I have some wide maple boards for making raised panels in the kitchen. Is it safe to use these in one solid piece or should I rip them in half and glue them up? Someone told me it is better to rip them to relieve stress in the wood.

Thanks,
Rut


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Sawkerf

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#1 posted 806 days ago

How wide are your boards? Anything under 6” – 7” can probably be used as is. I would probably rip and glue anything wider.

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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WDHLT15

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#2 posted 806 days ago

If they are nice and dry and flat and stable, go for it. If not, rip and glue back up. That way, you can get the ripped pieces perfectly flat on the jointer, then plane them to final thickness, and re-glue.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln

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SnowyRiver

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#3 posted 806 days ago

I would agree with Sawkerf. Anything wider than about 6” I probably would rip them and glue.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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reedwood

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#4 posted 806 days ago

More than likely you will have doors as wide as 24” which means some panels will Have to be glued.

So, I like to think about the look of uniformity from one door to the next. I glue panels with 3 – 5 1/2” pieces (not all the same). Verify where the joints will land (not to close to routed profile)

Why take a chance of warping with a really wide board when it ends up looking different than the other doors?

-- mark

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waho6o9

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#5 posted 806 days ago

Rip and glue
and
Have fun

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