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#1 posted 08-10-2011 07:57 PM

Since the inside “weather” is different from the outside weather, I would sticker them until they acclimate to the inside “weather” (about 2 to 3 weeks, more for anything over an inch thick).

I do this even with lumber I purchase from a lumber yard where it has been stacked and stickered in a warehouse, out of the weather, but inside the warehouse “weather” stays in tune with the outside weather. Inside your shop it is very different unless your shop “weather” fluctuates and stays in tune with the outside weather.

I’ve not stickered lumber in the past and it turned into such a pretzel that all I could use it for were small parts. I was really bummed :-(

Sorry if this is confusing about the “weather”, but inside a controlled environment and outside in a shed are two different weather conditions and you need to account for this change and time to acclimate is the only way to deal with it.

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

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