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Posted on Wood Expansion From One Climate to Another

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#1 posted 05-20-2014 11:09 AM

If you allowed for wood expansion and contraction when building those chairs do not see a problem. Cedar will reach EMC (equilibrium moisture content) based upon relative humidity (RH) for that area with not much problem.

Wood will gain and lose MC based upon RH throughout its life. Wood finishing books will tell you finishes will slow down but not stop this gain and loss.

Wrapping in plastic before shipping will let that cedar set up a happy environment, where MC will not fluctuate much during shipping.

-- Bill

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