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Wood movement in different climates

by bjordan61
posted 12-10-2018 05:52 AM

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#1 posted 12-10-2018 06:58 AM

Plenty of relative humidity maps online

Currently Ok looks like 40 to 60%, while Ak looks higher from the small part of it you can see, news says Anchorage is 79%. Monitor it for a while. Overall I would think the Southern states would be lower. I don’t think right now is average for year round.

You might refine your search and add specific locations to get more pinpoint info, almost everywhere has news channels, and they use National Weather info for their forecasts.

Knowing what to expect seasonally will let you know if you need to worry, but RH in woods is always moving, so once in a new climate it’s not too long to acclimate. Just use known woodworking joinery, and attachments particularly of tops if you allow for some movement typically you will be ok. Think about it, people move their belongings all over these states, some suffer a few casualties, but it’s not too drastic in the whole.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#2 posted 12-10-2018 04:05 PM

If you build the bench from Douglas Fir that appears stabile you should have no trouble taking it to Oklahoma. Choose stock with straight grain, relatively dry. Follow SteveN’s advise on construction.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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