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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-25-2012, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
TomB19
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Default Spruce. Yes, spruce.

I went through my lumber pile and 90% of my 2x stock has some sort of split. I'm trying to make a butcher block top for a work bench out of spruce and I don't want any cracks, if I can help it.

My lumber is all 6+ months old so it's probably getting pretty dry. I could pick up some fresh stuff from the lumber yard but wouldn't that just split over time? I'll probably treat the blocks with a clear barrier finish so that might trap some of the moisture.

What's the trick? Is there one?
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