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#1 posted 02-08-2017 07:18 PM

12 percent is too high for furniture that will be placed in a heated / air conditioned home.
You will see evidence of wood movement in the finished project.
Include a disclaimer that the wood has not been kiln dried and insect damage and self-destructive wood movement are possible due to the nature of this rustic furniture.

I kiln dry all my own lumber, and store it in an insulated (but often unheated) shop, and it stays around 8% moisture content.

Good luck with your project.

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