Wood movement diagram Wood shrinks most in direction of annual growth rings – ta…


DIY Woodworking Ideas Wood movement diagram Wood shrinks most in direction of annual growth rings - tangentially 1/2 as much across the rings - radially Very little along grain - longitudinally Shrinkage greater in heavier pieces than in lighter pieces Expansion and contraction of wood members from temp change is not an important design consideration Glulam members shrink less than sawn timber members

Wood movement diagram Wood shrinks most in direction of annual growth rings – tangentially 1/2 as much across the rings – radially Very little along grain – longitudinally Shrinkage greater in heavier pieces than in lighter pieces Expansion and contraction of wood members from temp change is not an important design consideration Glulam members shrink less than sawn timber members

Source by Wood movement diagram Wood shrinks most in direction of annual growth rings – tangentially 1/2 as much across the rings – radially Very little along grain – longitudinally Shrinkage greater in heavier pieces than in lighter pieces Expansion and contraction of wood members from temp change is not an important design consideration Glulam members shrink less than sawn timber members