How do different types of wood handle the changing seasons in a New England climate? And what exactly is the seasonal movement of wood? Last time Wade Paquin was on site at Jutras Woodworking facility, something caught his eye. He had to come back and check out this science experiment. Jutras conducted this wood experiment a few years back to demonstrate what builders combat when working with wood as its exposed to the four seasons. The company lined up various wood specious that started off with the same measurements. A reference line was marked to indicate where the wood was after each season.
What Jutras discovered was that some wood species perform better than others when exposed. Beloved maple, for example, doesn’t perform too well, but engineered wood stayed the same through each season-- the exact reason the company opts for those products.