Skill Builder Wood Movement Is Inevitable However There Are Many Design And Building Options To Help A Craftsman Work With It Not Against It
Skill builder wood movement is inevitable however there are many design and building options to help a craftsman work with it not against it is post about Magazine bookmarked by charles with ID 11851043352 was uploaded on 22-02-2019 and has been viewed 207,749 times.
Dealing with Wood Movement Lead Photo by Rob Brown; Illustrations by James Provost Woodworkers need to do two things when engineering and building a piece of furniture: (1) machine joinery that will secure different pieces of wood to one another with the appropriate amount of strength, and (2) allow wood movement to freely take place.
The first point, joinery, has been discussed at great lengths.The second point is not discussed as often, but it's a very important part of making furniture that lasts.Wood always moves with changes in humidity, so it's important for woodworkers to understand how to make a piece of furniture that will accommodate that movement and stand the test of time.
Remember, wood moves more tangentially than it does radially; approximately twice as much, depending on the species of wood.In the longitudinal direction, wood essentially doesn't move at all.Keep wood movement in mind while you're purchasing lumber and laying out parts.
Parts should be made from quarter-sawn material when possible to reduce wood movement.As well, using quarter-sawn lumber will reduce the possibility of a joint loosening over time or a piece of wood developing a crack.
These things happen only when there is too much tension...