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HorizontalMike

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06-28-2013 09:58 PM

Topic tags/keywords: shrinkage swelling species allowing for

OK, we all know this happens and that we should always allow for this to happen in our projects.

BUT how much:
  • per inch of width?
  • per Species of wood?
  • in the deep South?... of far North?

All of the literature says to allow for this, but I am lost as to finding any reference source that tells me that a 9in(or 4in, etc) wide pine board will need xxx fraction of an inch of space for expansion/contraction.

Help me out folks, is there a source I am missing, you know… that one source that eludes me?

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."


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