|Forum topic by CodyBrown||posted 01-06-2015 12:40 AM||833 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
01-06-2015 12:40 AM
I am not a wood worker by any means, but have been having problems with my own end grain cutting board and was hoping some pro’s here could possibly help me out.
I’ve had the board since June 2014 and have been having issues with it warping, always upwards. I actually had it pretty flat by October or so but as the weather got colder (in CT) and the air dryer I guess it got more and more warped (I honestly went a month without using it and it still warped). I store it on its edge upright so there is plenty of air flow. It has been frustrating me for months, especially because it is supposed to be a high quality (and pricey) board.
Then, a few weeks ago, on the underside of the board I noticed hairline cracks in the wood. Not in the joints, but in the wood itself. This obviously worried me, and while it wasn’t on the cutting side, I’m afraid it will get worse.
I oil the board, but I did go a little while without oiling the underside of the board so maybe that had something to do with it? The cutting surface was nicely oiled and the bottom was dry?
I’m attaching some pictures that show how warped it is and the cracks. Looking for any help in fixing any of it and if I should worry about it. I also blacked out the brand name of the board as I’m not interested shaming any wood worker as this boards seemed to be an enigma. It is an 2 inch thick 18×24 Maple board.
I appreciate any input from anyone and hope this message is in the appropriate forum!