Madrone wood cracks
My 8 y.o. son is totally in love with Madrone trees. He brought a big branch at home after a hike with the intention of carving it into something. It came out a cup, a spork (spoon and fork) and a knife.
The cup is hollow with a rim of about 1/4 of an inch all around and a bottom of 1 inch tick. Unfortunately when it dried it started to show cracks. We soaked in water and the cracks are gone, but I would like some suggestion on how to avoid cracking in madrone tree, or any other tree.
Please let me know.
Thanks a lot,