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Has anyone else experienced cracking of the wooden 'deck' of their Niche grinder? Mine is away from heat in a dry corner of the kitchen and at least eighteen inches away from my espresso machine. Notwithstanding that, I have noticed a crack at the back.

 

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I have now treated the whole wooden area with butchers block wax but the crack remains.

 

I will send the photo to the manufacturer (when I can find an email address!) but wondered whether anyone else had experienced the same or a similar issue.

 

David


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I am sure the Niche team will sort this out, probably not well treated oak wood.


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I have emailed them and sent the photo. We will see what they say ...

 

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I expect they will send you a new deck...

 

P.S. Perhaps even send a Nubian slave girl to come round and rub oil into those dry cracked parts of yours?

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Has anyone else experienced cracking of the wooden 'deck' of their Niche grinder? Mine is away from heat in a dry corner of the kitchen and at least eighteen inches away from my espresso machine. Notwithstanding that, I have noticed a crack at the back.

 

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I have now treated the whole wooden area with butchers block wax but the crack remains.

 

I will send the photo to the manufacturer (when I can find an email address!) but wondered whether anyone else had experienced the same or a similar issue.

 

David

Do you have central heating by any chance?

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Do you have central heating by any chance?

 

Yes, but not on the kitchen and, as I noted in my original post, the grinder is away from any heat source and at least eighteen inches from the heat of my espresso machine.

 

Looking at it, I suspect the crack starts from a hole drilled in the wood where it attaches yo the body of the grinder.

 

David


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Yes, but not on the kitchen and, as I noted in my original post, the grinder is away from any heat source and at least eighteen inches from the heat of my espresso machine.

 

Looking at it, I suspect the crack starts from a hole drilled in the wood where it attaches yo the body of the grinder.

 

David

That's possible but central heating is well known for drying out the air so wood can crack even if you don't have a direct heat source in the room it's in.

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That's possible but central heating is well known for drying out the air so wood can crack even if you don't have a direct heat source in the room it's in.

 

Perhaps I should only make coffee in the garage then!

 

It's interesting that none of my oak furniture has cracked although the rooms in which it is placed are all heated!

 

I suspect a latent crack was present when the wood was machined.

 

It's not a big deal, I wasn't bad-mouthing Niche. I was merely asking if anyone else had experienced the issue.


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Perhaps I should only make coffee in the garage then!

 

It's interesting that none of my oak furniture has cracked although the rooms in which it is placed are all heated!

 

I suspect a latent crack was present when the wood was machined.

 

It's not a big deal, I wasn't bad-mouthing Niche. I was merely asking if anyone else had experienced the issue.

No need to go that far! Just keep it oiled/waxed so it doesn't dry out & it should be fine (or at the very least not get any worse). Beeswax is good if you need it to be food safe & it gets a nice luster after a few years.

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I do not recall any care instructions being in the box but I will check. I have treated it with butchers block wax now which is food-safe and hope it will not get worse. It is only cosmetic and has no effect on function - but may well devalue the grinder if and when I move it on!

 

David


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I do not recall any care instructions being in the box but I will check. I have treated it with butchers block wax now which is food-safe and hope it will not get worse. It is only cosmetic and has no effect on function - but may well devalue the grinder if and when I move it on!

 

David

That's not too surprising, I'm just going on what I picked up from my grandad as he restored antique furniture. A good soak in oil will probably close the crack but it'll always be at risk of opening up again if allowed to dry out. I've put in '
' to stabilise a nasty crack in a tabletop before but that kind of repair always shows.

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Buy some Joey replacements!

 

Sorry?


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Sorry?
@joey24dirt does stripy bits to fit the niche.

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Sorry?[/quote @joey24dirt does stripy bits to fit the niche.

 

Oh OK. No thanks ... I think I will stick with oak -- even if it is cracked!


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Oh OK. No thanks ... I think I will stick with oak -- even if it is cracked!

Makes it unique!

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I have just heard back from Niche. They are sending me a new piece of wood!

 

David


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Makes it unique!

 

All according to one's taste. I think the multi-coloured handles etc are extremely ugly and I would not give one house room! Just my personal opinion!


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All according to one's taste. I think the multi-coloured handles etc are extremely ugly and I would not give one house room! Just my personal opinion!
Was talking about the crack though he's done the odd bit with normal wood too.

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I expect you are right David, there from the start. Just had a good look over mine and no problems. It lives next to the V, warm kitchen, every reason to do the same but hasn't.


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OK. I think that this thread is now getting silly and childish. I will try to delete it ...


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It might just be the grain opening up. See this for instance. The back looks as it did when it arrived

 

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Pretty typical of some types of oak.

 

Guess I'll give the woodwork a coat of danish oil. Not one I'd usually use but if done just before bed time should be dry in the morning. 3 treatments should be enough. ;) Just hope I pick out a good real danish oil.

 

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I have just heard back from Niche. They are sending me a new piece of wood!

 

David

 

good move from Niche Coffee Ltd


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