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#1 posted 07-15-2013 03:09 PM

I have lumber storage in two different areas…One is inside my shop that is air conditioned and well insulated. The other storage area is an uninsulated 12×20 shed that has a dehumilifier and a fan but no a/c.
The wood in the shop and the storage shed both seem to do just fine with no problems.
Moisture content of wood in the shop stays around 7-8% and in the shed it levels off around 10%...both are acceptable levels.
My lumber is a combination of kiln dried lumber purchased from the lumberyards and air dried sinker cypress that started out with a 65-70% moisture content.
I think the lumberyards do not climate control their warehouses mainly because of the costs of controlling such a large space that constantly has large doors opening and closing…I wouldn’t want that utility bill.

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