What is a pitch pocket in wood?

wood pitch pocket

A pitch pocket is a small space where the end grain of a piece of wood is cut. When you turn the wood over, the pitch pocket allows air to escape from the space between the top and bottom surfaces. This is why when you turn the piece of wood over, it produces a squeak or a groan.

A pitch pocket is a type of veneer that gives a high-quality finish to a piece of wood. It’s a thin layer of wood that is placed on top of the surface of the wood.

This is usually done on solid oak furniture to create a nice finish and to protect the surface from scratching and damage.

It is similar to a veneer, but it is applied to the outside of the piece of wood. When you buy a piece of furniture, you should ask for a sample piece of wood to see if you like the feel of it.

There are many different types of pitch pockets, but here are the two most common types that we use at my shop:

The first is a full-length pitch pocket. This is usually done for solid oak furniture, or for furniture with an exposed face frame.

The second is a half-length pitch pocket. This is usually done for solid cherry furniture, or for furniture with a concealed face frame.

When we cut a piece of wood to make a piece of furniture, we usually use a dado blade on a table saw to cut out the back side of the wood. This is where the veneer is applied.

After the back side has been cut out, the next step is to apply the veneer. A dado blade will also work to cut the veneer into the piece of wood.

The reason why we do this is to protect the wood. With a dado blade, the blades get dull and you can scratch the wood by running them across it. This is not good because the surface is going to be unprotected.

After the veneer has been applied, the piece of wood can be sanded. The final step is to apply a stain or lacquer.

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