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Diagnostic guide for evaluating surface distortions in veneered furniture and cabinetryAuthor(s): Alfred W. Christiansen; Mark Knaebe
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-143. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, 2004. 8 pages.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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DescriptionManufacturers and installers of wood-veneered furniture and cabinetry sometimes find that their products eventually develop surface distortions, characterized by either buckling or cracking of the surface finish. The veneer itself sometimes buckles or cracks. Most surface distortions are caused by moisture changes in the product. This guide is a diagnostic tool for locating or narrowing down the source of the problem. By describing the many ways in which moisture changes can become a problem, the guide provides information for avoiding or minimizing surface distortions. Although the guide focuses on veneer, the information presented here should be useful for other wood products as well.
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CitationChristiansen, Alfred W.; Knaebe, Mark. 2004. Diagnostic guide for evaluating surface distortions in veneered furniture and cabinetry. Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-143. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, 2004. 8 pages.
KeywordsDiagnostic guide, veneered furniture, cabinets, surface cracks, moisture content, finish buckling
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