|Forum topic by Mark Colan||posted 240 days ago||755 views||0 times favorited||14 replies|
240 days ago
I am trying to work out the best way to fasten a butcher block top to my metal bench support. Wood movement is new to me (I mostly use sheet goods) but I need to understand it, and I think I do.
I would welcome any comments from you more experienced folks.
I found this article about wood movement, and it seems pretty good. For the picture below:
They say: ”Wood is fairly stable along its length, moving only 0.01 percent as it loses its bound water. However, (on the average) it moves 8 percent tangentially and 4 percent radially.”How does this apply to butcher block?
By my reasoning, movement should be least along the length and greatest along the width, assuming the individual slats run lengthwise. There could also be considerable movement of the thickness, but that’s not a problem to me.
Do you agree with my analysis and conclusions? Please correct me if I am wrong.
-- Mark, hack amateur woodworker, Medford (greater Boston) MA