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#1 posted 01-10-2012 01:58 AM

Your original post said that the wood was kiln dried…

I think you really need a moisture meter to get a conclusive number (moisture content). A mistake could have been made from your supplier.

If your cutting pieces, and they are checking, then I could only guess that the boards are not fully dry.

One last thought…If you are using boards of varied moisture levels, you run the risk of joint failures. Wood will shrink as it looses its moisture. Sealing the ends forces the moisture to be lost on the top and bottom of the board, slowing down the checking.

Keep us posted here. 8/4 walnut is not cheap, and maybe you could provide a lessons learned.

-- Nicky

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