Going Against The Grain Working With Veneered Panels
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Going Against the Grain If you're working with veneered panels, you're free to inlay stringing and banding in any direction you'd like, as wood movement is virtually non-existent.It's solid wood that can pose problems.
When running stringing and banding parallel to solid woods' grain, there are no wood movement discrepancies.The problems arise when stringing or banding runs perpendicular to the grain of solid wood.One solution is to use short sections of stringing or banding, separating them with a gap or another inlaid element.
It can be time-consuming, but ignoring wood movement will only create larger problems down the road.Most woods will move at least 1/8" per every 12" in width.With that in mind, I like to keep the inlaid piece no more than about 4" long, but less is preferable.
Since some species will move less than others, and quarter-cut material will move less than flat-cut material, there is no definitive maximum length.On top of that, different geographic regions will have wider swings in relative humidity, which means you should use even shorter lengths.
Though you can easily use short lengths of inlay separated by small gaps, I prefer the look of adding another element between the short...