How much does butcherblock counter expand?
So on a 25" wide edge grain hard maple counter top, how much does it move/expand, from what I can gather it is approx 3/16" - 1/4"
Does sealing ALL the edges with waterlox reduce the movement? Since it would seal in the moisture content inside the wood?
I am planning to leave a 1/4" gap between the block and the wall and have a slotted hole near the wall side. The reason I can't have it expand outwards is because I have 90 degree butt joint, and I wouldn't want the expansion to push the other piece sideways. Is this enough?
The climate in California is mild and is never really humid.