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Posted on No temp control in shed, always high EMC, what do I do about wood movement?

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#1 posted 01-02-2019 02:56 AM

@ArtMann, that’s helpful, thank you. I’ve tried to use the calculator you linked , not sure I fully understand it. Assuming a change of moisture from 15% to 8% indoor and a 2×6, so 1.5×5.5 inches, it seems things won’t shrink more than .11 (altho not clear about radial vs tangential). That’s gonna influence the bridle joint, I’ll need a bolt to keep things together when the joint comes a bit loose from the shrinking.

For the length of it, my understanding is that wood doesn’t change much in that direction, just across the grain, so not sure that matters.

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