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Old 05-26-2008, 12:32 PM   #1
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Unhappy wood cracking above fireplace

is this normal and can I stop if by filling it in with wood putty and then staining it the same color or will it keep cracking?

Unit is only 4 months old so I am not worried about a warranty, I would just like to try and fix it myself.

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Old 05-26-2008, 01:50 PM   #2
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Can you post a picture of this and that might help us

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Old 05-26-2008, 03:20 PM   #3
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It is right down the middle of the top of the wood that is the top flat piece that is also the desk top on my Day Dreamer. The TV is also located their but it is attached to the wall and not on the wood itself.

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Old 05-31-2008, 08:10 AM   #4
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Is the wood directly exposed to the heat from the fire place? is it getting hot? If so the problem is that the heat is drying out the wood causing it shink and crack Just like seasoned fire wood. Pictures would be nice to see the location. Depending on how bad it is replacement mybe in order and then install a heat deflector or vent the area. The lack of or too much humidity plays a big part in how wood reacts and of course the quality of the wood is a factor.
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Old 06-01-2008, 04:25 PM   #5
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my fireplace cracked and charred the backside of the wood trim, they replaced the unit under warranty...but then i took it out this winter.

it really gt me concerned when i found the burnt wood, i used to fall asleep on the couch with on all the time.
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