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At risk of splitting or normal???

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by number49, 6 May 2020.

  1. number49

    number49

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    Hi All,

    May be a numb question but I just want to be sure...

    I’ve just had some timber delivered from a merchant and one of the pressure treated 6x2s has cracking that runs along length but also through the centreline.

    I know cracking is common as wood dries out but is this the same or is it liable to split over time because it passes through the centre if I use it?

    It is for the seat bearers and legs on a picnic bench and will be bolted using carriage bolts so I don’t want it to open up along its length and fail anytime soon.

    I’ve never thought much about it before as usually selected wood myself so just avoided cracked pieces.


    Mike


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    its with the grain so won't effect strength to any great extent
    but from a practical point off view a vertical use will stop water and dirt collecting in the crack
     
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    Yes, it is prone to split.
    In fact, if you cut a foot off the length, you could probably split it with your hands.
     
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    Ask for replacement, unless you ordered seconds .
     
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