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Type of Lumber Cut and Shrinkage. Easiest to see how cut from end grain,  if quarter sawn rings are 45-90 degrees to face vs flat which is less than 45 deg.

Use this fast, easy method to calculate wood shrinkage and expansion in the lumber for your next project.This article walks you through steps on how to calculate wood shrinkage and expansion!

Wood grain and movement. Try not to join boards with different grain (flat sawn against quarter sawn) and always try to cut with the grain vs against.......D.

Wood grain and movement. Try not to join boards with different grain (flat sawn against quarter sawn) and always try to cut with the grain vs against.

A helpful illustration of the difference between/ how to identify- "Flat Sawn" vs "Rift Sawn" vs "Quarter Sawn".  Simply put, it is the way that we angle our saw blade when cutting a log.

A helpful illustration of the difference between/ how to identify- "Flat Sawn" vs "Rift Sawn" vs "Quarter Sawn". Simply put, it is the way that we angle our saw blade when cutting a log.

Selecting Lumber for Best Results

Selecting Lumber for Best Results

Bent Wood Lamination Basics 10 tips for making strong, graceful curves that add a new dimension to your woodworking. By Dave Munkittrick Is your woodworking ready to break free of the box? Check out bent laminations. You’ll find a whole new world of possibilities to explore. Woodworkers use bent wood laminations for everything from chair rockers to drawer handles. Bent laminations do more than give your project a graceful look; …

AW Extra 1/17/13 - Bent Wood Lamination Basics

Bent Wood Lamination Basics 10 tips for making strong, graceful curves that add a new dimension to your woodworking. By Dave Munkittrick Is your woodworking ready to break free of the box? Check out bent laminations. You’ll find a whole new world of possi

How to Pick Wood at the Lumberyard | The Literary Workshop Blog

How to Pick Wood at the Lumberyard

I have never regretted being picky about my stock selection at the lumberyard, but I have sometimes regretted not being picky enough. When faced with stacks and stacks of construction lumber at a .

Wood movement diagram Wood shrinks most in direction of annual growth rings - tangentially 1/2 as much across the rings - radially Very little along grain - longitudinally Shrinkage greater in heavier pieces than in lighter pieces Expansion and contraction of wood members from temp change is not an important design consideration Glulam members shrink less than sawn timber members

Wood movement diagram Wood shrinks most in direction of annual growth rings…

7 Things You MUST Know About Wood Before You Build or Refinish a Project - It's not as simple as just buying a piece of wood and building it. You have to consider how that wood is going to react in your environment. How much is the wood going to expand and contract? Here are the 7 things you should consider. - Thrift Diving

Understanding Wood: 7 Things You MUST Know Before You Build With Wood

7 Things You MUST Know About Wood Before You Build or Refinish a Project - It's not as simple as just buying a piece of wood and building it. You have to consider how that wood is going to react in your environment. How much is the wood going to expand an

One-Board Woodworking Projects: Woodworking from the Scrap Pile

One-Board Woodworking Projects: Woodworking from the Scrap Pile

7 Trim Carpentry Secrets

Just in time for our home renovations these 7 Trim Carpentry Secrets are going to come in really handy. Beautiful wooden trim makes your home decor look so much nicer!

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