As I was falling asleep last night I heard a gentle cracking sound and I was reminded how much wood moves with humidity. In fact the art of woodworking and furniture making is all about working with a material that is continually in motion. You see I knew what the sound was in the night. A coffee table of mine in the room next door was adjusting to the rapid increase in humidity. I make my table tops so they float on their wooden frames with grooves and cleats but the fit is tight. So as the table top expands it can make some sounds occasionally. If you try and fix end grain to long grain then you end up with warped, cracked and twisted furniture, what I like to call halfway furniture. Halfway between furniture and firewood.