Wood Expansion/Contraction with Moisture

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Blog entry by GarageWoodworks posted 576 days ago 1131 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I created a webpage that lets you enter your lumber species, starting and final moisture content and width and it will calculate your lumber expansion or contraction.

Let me know what you think.

Enjoy! AND Merry Christmas!

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#1 posted 576 days ago

Thanks so much a great help with wood movement. Merry Christmas

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 576 days ago

As a newbie, wanna be WW, I think this will help me a great deal. Thanks for posting the link and taking the effort to create the “calculator”!!! The link has been saved as a “favorite”!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 576 days ago

No problem. I plan on adding a few more species and making it look ‘prettier’ :)

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#4 posted 576 days ago

There is a calculator like that in the Woodshop Widget app. It comes in handy when I am sizing the gaps for large raised panels.

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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