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#1 posted 08-23-2019 06:19 PM

I am getting ready to start building some cherry furniture. My shop is in a hot and humid garage. The furniture will be in my house. Should I acclimate the lumber in my house and only take to the shop when I am working on it? Not sure what will happen if it acclimates to shop conditions and then comes inside.

- bobjm

I’m in the same situation Bob, and mostly work with cherry I buy from a sawyer that stores everything in open air sheds here in southern MD. I’ve got many pieces in the house that were built in the shop and I have not had any movement issues. I don’t have a moisture meter, (have not seen enough of a “deal” yet), but I do design and build keeping the potential of movement in mind and minimize cross grain situations. I buy my stock, store it in the shop/garage, build the piece, finish it and move it inside.

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