Opposing or Facing Rings When Laminating?

Do you have the rings oppose or face each other when you align grain while laminating wood to create thicker boards?

Stephen Rosasco: Opposite; if the grain is parallel, warping is more likely.

John Swanson: I try to use an odd number of pieces so there will be no seam at the center of the finished board, and try to alternate the growth rings.

Richard Jones: I generally align the orientation of the growth rings. This way, the boards tend to move in harmony rather than in opposition.

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