Saturday, March 30, 2013


It's been cold for a very long time in The Netherlands, and the heating has been working hard for months now. So it has been pretty dry for a while, and all the wood in the house shrinks like crazy. Wood reacts slowly but inevitably to humidity changes.

The kitchen, finished late May, has been designed with this aspect of wood movement in mind. The doors are  a frame and panel construction, with the panels floating in the grooves of the frame. Everything allright, but the widest panel, from the refrigerator cabinet is now smaller then its space in the frame. A gap is showing. Not much, and it will close again as soon as spring decides to come along. Weird and funny at the same time.

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