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Forum topic by Benjaminmassey posted 05-18-2021 11:58 AM 145 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-18-2021 11:58 AM

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I’m building a crib and dresser for my first baby due in August I’ve cut and had my own lumber milled off the family farm the problem is I need to start building and my homemade kiln hasn’t dried my wood down to the recommended 5 to 7 percent moisture depending on the board it’s varying from 5 to 13 percent one end seems to be drier than the other is it possible to build with lumber that has that much moisture if so any tips on how to make the furniture look professional with the wood still being semi green

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#1 posted 05-18-2021 01:57 PM

Buy some dry lumber and save the wood in the dryer until it is truly dry. You are always going to need more wood.

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