I am going to be starting my first paying project in the next few weeks. It is a big step for me in my wood working. I am building a set of custom bookcases with a window bench for a friend. I found a very good local lumber mill that only deals in reclaimed lumber. They offer both air dried and kiln dried lumber. My friend is somewhat budget conscious and would like to have the bookcases built our of oak to match the rest of his house. The lumber yard has air dried white oak at a really good price right now because he is running out of space for his air drying area. What should I be looking for when I go to look at the lumber, I have never used air dried lumber before? Also are there any concerns about expansion and contraction of the finished piece. I live in South Eastern Michigan. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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