Strange question (to me at least)
I'm redoing some baseboard trim around the house and have a lot of oak
left over from other projects. The leftover wood is resaw slabs about
1/4" thick and I'd like to "veneer" this to some pine (or plywood) to
build its thickness back to 3/4". I'd use some 3/4" square oak on the
edge for meat to mill the profile into. Will I run into any problems
with cracking if I only veneer the one side? If I need to do both sides
It'll probably be cheaper and easier to just use solid oak. I just don't
want the wood to turn ugly when the humidity in the house swings from
the current 6% to the summer 70%.
The usual practice when veneering is to veneer both sides to prevent the
veneer from twisting the substrate, which it will do. However, the unseen
veneered side is usually done with a less expensive wood species.
It seems that oak and pine have quite different expansion ratios so cupping
may ideed occur. I guess plywood substraight might be better (a little
cupping would be fine). I probably will make a test piece and subject it to
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