They came in a full 1-inch in thick-
ness, so we have to plane them too.
AI suspect that you got these stickers because the price was right. What they are is likely offal from a lumber
operation and represent lower grade
that has crossgrain; crossgrain from
knots nearby and from the juvenile
core which is the first 15 years of
growth...a common event, especially
with plantation hardwoods.
In the future, I suggest you only
buy kiln-dried stickers, as they will be
straight and the correct thickness. Many
people today also get a profiled sticker
that has grooves on the faces to help drying where the sticker contact the lumber.
QWe have recently switched to a water-based finish. When we use it on hard maple,
the wood from one supplier
seems to cause the sugars in the wood to
come through the finish and appear as a
white frost on the surface. What is it and
why on just one supplier?
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“Plantation grown wood processes and looks like
normal wood. But, from time to time, there are a
few differences that we should be aware of.”
Buy kiln-dried stickers, as they will be
straight and the correct thickness.