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#1 posted 06-23-2014 12:32 AM

Biscuits in the miters will help with minor movement but not a large amount. You still need to use construction techniques that avoid creating stress when everything is assembled. Also, don’t rely completely upon climate control because sooner or later, air handling systems will break down on the muggiest day of the year and expose the furniture to a major humidity spike.

Here are a couple informational pages I created on the topic. They’re a brief summary of what Hoadley discussed in his book but minus the details and science. I still recommend reading the book.

Water and Wood
Designing for humidity and dimensional change

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