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GEofryyy
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Apr 8, 2017
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IKEA board. ~18x15x1.25"
$15. Solid and doesn't warp. When it dies. It's only $15. And no trees were cut down.... but some grass was mowed.
http://m.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/art/00233429/
Apr 8, 2017
dbson
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Apr 8, 2017
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Big difference between bamboo and wood. Also a big difference between end grain and non end grain.
Apr 8, 2017
GEofryyy
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Apr 8, 2017
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Yes. I know. But between a cheap stable bamboo that does not warp and a med expensive end grain maple that does warp.... I'll take cheap IKEA.
I have 5 different 240mm Japanese gyutos and many other mid-high end kitchen knives.... does that mean I know anything about cutting boards? No. But I also build my own furniture and make my own end grain boards with cut offs from my wood working. So; there's that
Apr 8, 2017
dqniel
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May 7, 2017
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Why does this board warp?
May 7, 2017
ChuckDee
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May 8, 2017
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Well, considering you said no trees were cut down, and this specifically says " No trees were harvested to make the block", one would think you might understand if one doubted your statements...
May 8, 2017
GEofryyy
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May 8, 2017
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Guessing you meant this not as a response to my post.... but its all in the details....
the mfd is saying new *new* trees were cut down to produce these boards.... but not that a tree was never cut down to make these boards.
As for for why they warp... could be a lot of reasons: incorrect glue; unlikely incorrect layup of the small blocks; orientation of the growth rings should alternate so movement does not cup in the same direction whe wood wasby stable and dry before they started; not sure how this is possible since it supposed to be reclaimed wood...
May 8, 2017
ChuckDee
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May 8, 2017
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How do you know that? " No trees were harvested to make the block" doesn't say anything either way, but if you assume, no would mean no.
May 8, 2017
GEofryyy
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May 8, 2017
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Symanntics. THe description says no trees harvested.
Im not the manufacture... so we don't specifcally 'know' anything. They could be lying, who knows?
My point is that is they put that into the description they are trying to appear green. Could they be cutting off huge branhces and letting the tree survive? I guess. I've never heard of such a thing. most woodworkers assume that if you didn't harvest a tree that means it fell in it's own or it's reclaimed lumber.
May 8, 2017
ChuckDee
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May 8, 2017
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Or they could be taking fallen limbs. Point is, you are the one making the assumptions. And using those assumptions to steer people away from the product, when you truly know nothing about their particular practices.
May 8, 2017
GEofryyy
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May 8, 2017
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last post from me on this.
I got the no trees were harvested from the main page description.....
back to your questions. based on other reviews for thisdrop and from BB&B reviews it's clear this board warps. Based on my own and others I know who use the cheap ikea bamboo board: those don't warp, cost less, last a long time , don't crack, are heavy duty...and are made from a known renewable source since its harvested from grass.
My guesses as to how the mnfd is able to say no trees were harvested were guesses. I didn't ask people to be skeptical about how they got the wood and never used their sourcing as reasons not to buy. Not sure why you care so much.
i gave input based on years of woodworking.... and having made end grain boards myself.
As for my comment "no trees were cut down..." if you read the context you'll note I was referring to the IKEA bamboo boards since bamboo is a grass and not wood.
Life really is too short to be so grumpy
May 8, 2017
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