Endgrain butcher block seasonal movement question

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Hi guys and gals,
The plan is to build a small freestanding kitchen island with an endgrain maple top. Now I wonder what your experience is with wood movements in such an application? Naturally I will expect the normal movement across the grain but I am also thinking that since the top will be only about three inches thick, will the internal moisture exchange throughout the seasons actually make its way through the endgrain and therefore not cause as much movement as in a normal longer board?

The top will probably end up being approximately 24×32 in.

Appreciate any thoughts and experienced advice in the matter.

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#1 posted 233 days ago

Maybe, want to chance it? :D

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