finishes further slow moisture exchange, although nothing can stop it entirely. Still, a project built of kiln-dried wood and finished on all sides will rarely succumb to extreme w<xxl movement, because the finish allows the wtxxJ to absorb only a limited quantity of water before seasonal changes cause it to lose water again, thus limiting the overall range of movement.

Cross-grain Construction llic tips mentioned above will help head off many of the problems wood movement causes, but vou will still have to deal with a basic frustration in woodworking: cross-grain construction, where the end of one board (the width or end grain) must be joined to the side of another (long grain). If there isn't any "give" in the joint, it will likely fail as one board restricts the wood movement of the other. In the rest of this article. I'll examine the ways we cope with this problem.

Frame-and-Panel Construction

Probably invented by some gifted woodworker in ancient Egypt, framc-and-pancl construction is still one of the best ways to allow a wide piece of wcxxl to move. (See Fig. 2.) The thin

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