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Re: wooden boards

Make sure that what is get is quarter sawn, ie the grain of the boards runs
perpendicular to the thickness.


At 02:48 PM 6/10/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Has any one any experience of binding a book with wooden boards?  I would
>like to make boards from oak for a book measuring 14.5 x 10.5 inches.  The
>boards will be laced on to leather thongs.  I anticipate some trouble with
>the wood moving and warping even though it will be 'kiln dried'. Has any one
>tried this and can offer a solution to the possible problems?
>Claire Bolton

Der Buchbinder als Architekt des Buches baut eine
Fassade seiner Zeit. Edwin Redslob

Peter Verheyen, Conservation Librarian
Syracuse University Library
Syracuse, NY 13244

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