Endgrain butcher block seasonal movement question

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Forum topic by 250knots posted 01-09-2014 05:08 PM 803 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-09-2014 05:08 PM

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 01-10-2014 01:48 AM

Maybe, want to chance it? :D

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