: I have a half-wall next to some stairs in my home, which has an old painted
: pine top. I'd like to replace it with a 1x10 oak plank, and route the
: But I am concerned about the end-grain of the oak. Will I be able to
: successfully put a decorative routed edge on the end-grain, or will it chip
: and split?
: Any tricks or advice would be appreciated.
I've done it several times with no chip out. It behaves like any other
wood. All you have to do is observe the usual things like clamping
sacrificial wood on the side so that the side/end of the oak isn't
hanging out in the breeze.
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