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Wood Working Supplies Americus GA

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Lowe's
(229) 928-8167
1700 East Lamar Street
Americus, GA
Hours
M-SA 7 am - 9 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

Miller Auto Parts & Hdwe
(478) 472-2222
213 Spaulding Rd
Montezuma, GA
 
Planters True Value Hardware
(800) 642-7392
422 Church St
Ellaville, GA

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Planters True Value Hdwe
(229) 937-2003
422 Church St
Ellaville, GA
 
The Home Depot
(404)892-8042
650 Ponce DE Leon
Atlanta, GA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Fastenal- Americus
229-931-9410
1114 E. Lamar St Americus, GA, 31709
Americus, GA
 
Planters Eastside Hardware
(800) 642-7392
1701 E Lamar St
Americus, GA

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Millers Home & Auto
(229) 937-2107
454 Church St
Ellaville, GA
 
The Home Depot
(770)421-1245
1655 Shiloh Road NW
Kennesaw, GA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(770)452-8858
4343 Tilly Mill Rd
Atlanta, GA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

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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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