|Forum topic by NBeener||posted 1202 days ago||836 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
1202 days ago
Our house has a whole-house humidifier that keeps the house at 42-45% RH.
My shop is in the basement. Temps there range from about 65 in winter to about 72 in the heat of the Northern Colorado summer.
In the Spring, I bought a BIG collection of old FWW magazines for a good price. Now, I flip through them, occasionally, when lounging in the library (think: porcelain. ‘Nuf said !).
A few people told me that my conditions were TOO humid for “proper wood storage.”
I wanted to quote the article … for what it’s worth:
”Ideally, lumber that will be made into furniture and cabinets should be stored where the temperature is between 68F and 70F and the relative humidity about 42%. These conditions will allow the kiln-dried material to maintain an MC of about 8%. Additionally, this temperature range and humidity level will allow stock that’s been air-dried to 20% MC or les to come into equilibrium at about 8%MC in eight to 10 weeks.”
So … through no fault of my own … I may have been doing it right, after all :-)
Just an FYI…..
-- -- Neil