Bark Side of the Wood

In spite of my laid-back approach, sometimes I think I notice little details that don’t bother other gardeners. But have you ever run across a wood deck barefoot, or sat on a wood bench, and got splinters? You can blame whoever put the boards on in the first place.

Not bogging down in all the details, ’cause it’s eye-rolling even to this retired scientist. But in general if you live in a warm, moist climate like mine, wood won’t last long without rotting, and before that happens the boards will probably  cup or form raised edges and begin to splinter.

Which way you lay a board can make a difference between smooth and safe, or a butt full of splinters. Continue reading “Bark Side of the Wood”