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How To: #2: Wood EMC (equilibrium moisture content) for the USA

02-27-2020 03:30 PM by OSU55 | 1 comment »

This chart shows wood EMC for all states and multiple state locations in some cases. Based on 30 years of humidity and temperature data, this is also a useful predictor of relative drying times/rates in different parts of the country. Drier areas will need more moisture barrier between the wood and air to slow evaporation rate to prevent checking/cracking. References are listed in the picture of the table. You may want to save the image and bring it up in a photo viewer to make it easier to read.

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