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Posted on Acclimating wood in Western WA garage

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#1 posted 02-05-2018 04:07 AM

Just keep in mind that it is not the moisture content of wood that makes it expand and contract. It is the change in moisture content that causes what people call “movement”. There is no way I could maintain the moisture content of the wood in my shop to 7 or 8 percent. The kiln dried wood in stabilizes at about 11 or 12 percent. Even so, I have zero problems with seasonal changes because my house stays at about 50% humidity year round. I also take dimensional changes into account when I consider joinery.

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