|Forum topic by bbasiaga||posted 03-29-2013 08:18 PM||622 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
03-29-2013 08:18 PM
This is a total novice question, but here goes. I read a lot about how you should acclimatise your lumber to your shop so it won’t try and change shape on you during a project. Makes perfect sense to me. I read on that you ‘really’ need to acclimatise the wood to the house/room the final piece will be in. In one extreme piece of advice someone was warned not to open the windows in the house for long periods because it would warp their table.
So my question is, how far do you really have to go? It would seem to me that if you really had to be so precise as to temper the wood in the room where the final piece was going, no professional shop could build furniture for anyone else. At least, not unless they also sold whole house humidity control systems. :)
-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.