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#1 posted 07-15-2013 09:46 PM

I have storage racks for solid wood and plywood in the loft of my unheated barn (gets to -40 degrees in winter).

I acclimate the material by bringing it into the heated shop, stickering it (spacers) and wrapping it with a couple blankets for a day or two, then take one blanket off, and after a couple more days, remove the other blanket.

After leaving the lumber for a few more days I will make some test cuts.

If you think of a 70 to 100 degree change in temperature, something is going to happen, cracking, etc.

I wouldn’t think your AC shop will cause a problem for your materials.

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