I am considering installing butcher-block countertops in our kitchen. Would a plywood core sheathed in maple work, or must I have a full thickness butcher block top?
Richard Jones: You are very likely to experience problems of differential shrinkage between the plywood and the solid maple if the maple is thicker than about three millimeters.
This article originally appeared in the Woodworker's Journal eZine.
Click here for information on this free, twice monthly online publication.
Copyright; 2010 Woodworker's Journal
All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, including information storage and retrieval devices or systems, without prior written permission from the publisher.