|Forum topic by jkjames||posted 10-10-2012 05:45 PM||1861 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
10-10-2012 05:45 PM
I have cut 3/4 Baltic Birch for a cabinet project and now at the finishing stage I have noticed a uniform wavy defect in the material. It is perpendicular to the grain, uniform in spacing at about 1”, seems to be a machine made “anomaly”. The waviness is visual… there is no waviness in the thickness of the panel.
I did go back and inspect the scraps and I can see the identical pattern in the raw stock, so my work on the wood didn’t cause the defect.
So now that my stain has accentuated the defect, I am pondering what to do to save the material. Anyone been here before??
The picture should give you an idea what it looks like, though it doesn’t truly show the prominence of the defect due to light and reflection, but you get the idea. It is across 100% of the panel.