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Posted on Does wood shrink lenghtwise when drying?

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Kent Shepherd

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#1 posted 05-28-2009 05:44 PM

Usually with kiln dried lumber, shrinkage is very minimal in the length. However, I have done some rough cedar beams in the past that opened up a lot on the ends. The wood was not very dry when I put it up.

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