|Forum topic by TomB19||posted 02-28-2013 07:57 AM||694 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
02-28-2013 07:57 AM
Last fall, I built a rolling cart that has a 2 inch thick butcher block spruce top that is glued to 1/2 inch plywood. It was all going terribly well until I noticed the butcher block portion of the top is now curling upwards and away from the plywood, destroying the plywood. I’m not sure why it’s delaminating.
The spruce was stored indoors with the plywood for three months, before working it. I thought that would be plenty to bring the moisture content into the range, however, I don’t have a moisture meter and I know spruce is practically floating when I buy it. Sometimes your hand feels wet, just to lift it.
How bad is the idea of laminating butcher block to plywood? Can it be done successfully?
Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!