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#1 posted 12-03-2017 02:48 PM

All the rough sawn boards I buy have been through the same kiln drying as the S2S lumber. Bonus is I can save a few bucks and often the 4/4 wood is actually 1-1/4” so I get more thickness if the surface is reasonable.

You should not notice any differences as far as stock preparation steps. Cut to length, clean the surfaces, but leave over dimensioned, let sit for a few days, then cut to width and wait a few days.

Some woods like to move a lot after being cut, others behave.

It is always good to know the MC of your wood if you are unfamiliar with the source so a meter can be handy to have.

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