|Forum topic by JasonZahn||posted 12-19-2015 09:23 PM||686 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
12-19-2015 09:23 PM
I’m hoping someone can give me a hand here. I’m getting ready to build a coffe table out of walnut and curly maple for a family member. I’ll be buying the lumber skip planed on a face and jointed on an edge, 4/4 mainly, but 12/4 walnut for the legs.
My shop is an attached garage that’s heated only when I’m working via a wall mounted shop heater.
Now I know the lumber should acclimate for a couple weeks, but if the final resting place of the piece is in a house (obviously), should I rough mill, then acclimate the lumber inside my house for a couple weeks, and then just store the parts in the house during the build process instead of storing in the garage, or does this really not matter?
I guess what I’m concerned with is the stock going from the sawmill yard to my shop, then sitting in my shop for a month as I pick through the project, and then all of a sudden the finished piece goes from 40 deg garage directly into 71 degree house with differential humidity levels.
Hopefully I am over thinking all of this, and I can just bring it from the mill yard to my garage shop, rest it, mill it oversize again closer to true dimensions, let it rest again (especially the 12/4) and then do a final milling and go about building the table.
Sorry for rambling, I’m just trying to make sense of this and do it the right way.