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Posted on Does wood shrink lenghtwise when drying?

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David A. P.

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#1 posted 05-28-2009 02:10 PM

Here’s a handy calculator for wood shrinkage, for both radial and tangential shrinkage, by species and allowing tweaking of assumed (or measured) moisture content: http://www.woodbin.com/calcs/shrinkulator.htm.

Of course, that doesn’t answer your original question, which was about longitudinal shrinkage. This is because, as Larry said above, it’s insignificant compared to both tangential and radial shrinkage (on the order of 1-2%).

HTH :).

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