How and Why Wood Moves
Regardless of its age and finish, wood is basically going to move forever. Understanding how wood moves and knowing what to expect when you have a wood countertop will make it a lot easier to safeguard your investment.
When a tree is cut down, it’s full of water. We let it dry, but it can only dry out as much as the surrounding humidity allows. At Maryland Wood Countertops, we have a regulated area where wood is dried before it’s milled down for your project. Once it’s “dried” and milled, it can be sanded and finished with your desired finish. But many people don’t realize that even when the piece is finished, it can still absorb more water.