Posted on August 1, 2022March 24, 2023 by Dale Phillips Intro to P.E.G. Intro to P.E.G. by H.E. Huttig Originally published in Guild of American Luthiers Data Sheet #35, 1976 This is an abstract of an article written by Mr. H.L. Mitchell, retired Chief of the former Division of Wood Quality Research, Forest Products Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. Not all material contained may be useful to luthiers. I leave it to the individuals to choose such things as they may wish to try and to apply to instrument building. Wood is an exceedingly complex and variable material. You will know that wood shrinks and swells with changes in atmospheric moisture. This plus problems of checking, splitting, warp, and broken glue joints are all too familiar to you. Treatment with PEG (Polyethylene glycol–1000) greatly improves the dimensional stability of wood and eliminates many of the problems. Become A Member to Continue Reading This Article This article is part of our premium web content offered to Guild members. To view this and other web articles, join the Guild of American Luthiers. Members also receive 4 annual issues of American Lutherie and get discounts on products. For details, visit the membership page. If you are already a member, login for access or contact us to setup your account.