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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 05:29 PM

You are rightly concerned, but yes, IMO it is feasible with the right design. You’re not going to get much change in 6” with 4-5° drop in MC. Avoid joinery that would be affected by shrinkage. Years and years ago I built beds over drawers for my boys. I used 2×6’s right out of the lumber yard t/g joinery with pins. Only one board cracked through a dowel hole which was easily fixed with glue & clamp.

That said, I would put in stickers inside house for a few weeks before milling.

Check the Samurai carpenter video about wood movement.

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