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Forum topic by Pizzadave posted 11-06-2018 03:03 PM 414 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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11-06-2018 03:03 PM

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Hi everyone. I’m building a tack trunk for my daughter. I’ll be using some black birch lumber for most of it. The lumber has been in my garage for 6 months and the moisture is still reading around 15 %. My question is, since the trunk will be in an outdoor barn with most likely the same moisture content as my garage should it be ok to build with the lumber at the 15% reading?

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#1 posted 11-06-2018 03:54 PM

I’d stack (loosely) in the barn for a few days to let the wood equilibrate in that environment before building.
Don’t see any reason why your plan won’t work after that.
Same plan that quality flooring folks use.

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