The pressure required to bend wood by hand puts great strain on wood fibres and can sometimes result in a split on the outside of a bend. Our experienced furniture makers know how to identify a split that would affect the quality of a finished product and they remove it from production. Superficial splits that appear only on the wood surface are repaired with a gluing process. Once it has been repaired and sanded, a surface-level split is smooth to the touch and has no effect on durability or usability. In many cases the repair fully blends with the natural grain of the wood, but when the wood is stained with a light colour the split can sometimes appear as a darker-shade letter V – adding character to your unique TON product.