|Forum topic by huyz||posted 03-16-2016 05:29 AM||467 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
03-16-2016 05:29 AM
I bought green douglas fir and wasn’t expecting the lumber to be so moist, since the first time I bought it everything was dry and I didn’t give it a second thought. Anyway I ripped a 2×10 down some and crosscut some, everything looked great. Until I tried drilling holes in it. The moisture inside was sticking to the drill bit and making the holes really messy. Same with the forstner bit.
Any idea why moisture content is so different than the green lumber I got last time? I read a bit on LJ and seems I should dry it to 10-15% moisture, and need to get a moisture meter to check. It’s currently stored in the garage, some boards on the concrete and some spaced out with scrap flooring. Perhaps I should put a fan in there and run it with the garage cracked open during the day.
I’m in Southern California by the way, if that matters.
Any tips on what to do? Thanks for the help!