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#1 posted 03-15-2013 05:08 AM

Two or more of you said to acclimate it to your shop’s environment for a time. NOT a good idea inless the item is to be USED in the shop. IF it’s FURNITURE, then acclimate it in the exact room in the house where it will be utilized.

Once your lumber is kiln-dried, just wrap it in platic sheating which stabilizes that exact moisture content. Moisture can’t get inside the bundle, and at 6-8 percent there’s not much to even try to get out.

As soon as a project is completed—meaning assembly—you should stain and finish it immediately. Several coats of finish will not prevent moisture changes within the wood due to differences in environmental moisture in it’s permanant home—but it WILL DRASTICALLY SLOW DOWN CHANGES.

Kick the old lady in the butt when she says, “Honey, it’s such a lovely day ouside that I opened all the doors and windows to AIR OUT THE HOUSE.” All she’s doing is bringing in humidity and inviting it to take a new home in your wood furniture—and every other porous thing in the house.


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