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Wood Working Supplies Alamogordo NM

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The Home Depot
(575)443-8018
3400 N White Sand Blvd
Alamogordo, NM
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Lowe's of Alamogordo, NM
505 442-4000
4201 North Scenic Drive Alamogordo, NM, 88310
Alamogordo, NM
 
Lowe's
(575) 442-4000
4201 North Scenic Drive
Alamogordo, NM
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 9 pm
SU 7 am - 8 pm

French Brothers
P.O. Box 593
Alamogordo, NM
Services
Commercial Contractor, Custom Builder, Specialty Contractor
Membership Organizations
Alside Preferred Contractor, EnergyStar, National Association of Home Builders, Residential Warranty Company

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T. Shaw Construction Company
(575) 434-2098
PO Box 419
Alamogordo, NM
Alternate Phone Number
575 434 2098
Services
Bathroom remodel-Invisiable-Fire restoration-Room additions-Custom tile work-Roofing-Paint services
Hours
Week days
Membership Organizations
Better Business Bureau
Prices and/or Promotions
Free estimates

Alamogordo - Auth Hometown
(575) 434-2511
101 S White Sands Blvd
Alamogordo, NM
Store Hours
Hometown Dealers
Store Type
Hometown Dealers
Hours
Mon:9-19
Tue:9-19
Wed:9-19
Thu:9-19
Fri:9-19
Sat:9-19
Sun:12-17
Store Features
Mon:9-19
Tue:9-19
Wed:9-19
Thu:9-19
Fri:9-19
Sat:9-19
Sun:12-17

Kmart 9119 / Cross Merch
(505) 434-1901
3201 N White Sands Blvd
Alamogordo, NM
Store Hours
Miscellaneous
Store Type
Miscellaneous
Hours
Monday To Friday Working Hours is :8-22 and for Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21
Store Features
Monday To Friday Working Hours is :8-22 and for Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21

Western True Value #2
(800) 642-7392
300 Granado St
Tularosa, NM

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Buck Horn Construction
(575) 434-2590
772 Cholla Dr
Alamogordo, NM
 
Bar M Construction Inc
(575) 434-6875
15 Lemin Ave
Alamogordo, NM
 
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Dealing with wood movement


Wood, being a material that was once very much alive, and quite full of water, never loses it ability to absorb moisture from its surroundings. When it does absorb water, it expands and when it dries again, it shrinks. If you do not plan for this movement, your projects can be weakened, disfigured or even ruined.

I learned the hard way. (Do we always have to learn that way?) One of the first projects I made, was a chest of drawers. I was making it with the remains of one I found at the dump. The wood was maple and looked beautiful, but I had a lot to learn. The crack that eventually formed goes right up the middle of one side, right across the top, and down the other side. The whole thing literally split in two. The good news for me is, I learned right away, on that first project, and the wood was free.

Without going into the details of why wood moves in the directions it does, I'd like to just present the facts and some methods to account for wood movement in various projects. This of course will not be a complete list, and if you would like to send me your ideas, I can add them to this article and let it grow. I am still learning.

  • Wood expands and contracts across the grain significantly more than lengthwise with the grain.

  • When joining boards with the grain running at 90° angles to each other, never glue rigidly all the way across the grain. As the wood expands or contracts it will weaken or break the bond or if the glue holds, it could split the wood. Wood of the same species can always be rigidly joined when their grain runs in the same direction.

  • When joining wood across the grain, affix the wood rigidly in one spot (either end or in the middle) and allow the rest of the board to move. To attach the two together, use a mechanical fastener, such as a screw, with an elongated hole, which will allow the wood underneath to move. (See fig. 1 )

    fig. 1

  • For a dresser or desktop, you would rigidly affix at the ...

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