cracks in beam
I had a large remodel project that started 2 years ago. There is a beam in my kitchen area that has some splitting in it that appeared right away. It hasn't changed since it was installed and the engineer says it's a characteristic in the wood. I'm wondering if I can putty these splits and sand it smooth? Any suggestions for a good holding putty that won't spit out and will maybe flex if need be?
These splits appeared in every piece of douglas fir in my home, structural and non-structural. I don't mind the look but my wife would like to see it smoothed out.
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