January 12th, 2018

Movement refers to the swelling and shrinkage of wood as a result of moisture absorpbtion or content.  Movement along the length wood is always negligible.  Movement parallel within the growth rings is significant for the shape of a piece of wood. The degree of movement in wood will vary between tree species.

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