Woodworking FAQ: How to Deal With Wood Shrinkage and Expansion

Use this woodworking guide’s Q&A to craft around wood’s predisposition to shrink or expand with fluctuations in humidity or temperature.



Woodworking FAQ for Wood Shrinkage
“Woodworking FAQ” by Spike Carlsen has the answers to your most complicated woodworking questions. Loaded with charts, tips and tricks, this woodworking guide will help you through the trickiest woodworking situations. 
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Wood Shrinkage Example
One challenge all woodworkers face is dealing with wood’s predisposition to shrink and expand in response to changes in humidity and temperature.  
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Flatsawn Versus Quartersawn
Quartersawn boards are best used for a tabletop because they’re more stable than flatsawn boards. Due to the orientation of the grain, quartersawn boards will tend to expand and contract less across their width and be less prone to cupping. 
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