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Posted on Acclimating wood in Western WA garage

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#1 posted 02-04-2018 04:19 PM

I wish I had a solution for you but I live in the Florida Keys and even air conditioned air is RH 10-12% and outside 60-90% most of the year. This not that different than your area according to the web, maybe hot the heat. I’m thinking you are going to have to build a climate controlled area in your garage with either an air conditioner or dehumidifier for just the wood storage or the whole garage. Wood in my shop is usually around mid to high 20’s and a low of high teens in winter. I air condition the whole shop while I am building a piece ($) and finish it then move indoors. To be truthful it is more for my comfort than the wood. Hard to bend to stop dripping sweat on everything in a 90-95 degree shop. Wood movement is a factor of the wood species you use. Talk to woodworker in your area to find out what they do.

-- Bob, FL Keys

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