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Jerlac

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265 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: wood moisture content bench

I got 4 white spruce slab 3”x14”x10’ they’ve been air dried and now they are in my shop and they will go down to 8% Moisture content , then i got to make a couple of bench of 16”x2 1/2”x6’ . Would i be better to leave the wood slab intact or rip them to 3” for drying them more? Witch way will they less become crooked?


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 265 days ago

If they are at 8% moisture content, you shouldn’t have anymore movement.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 265 days ago

right now there at 15% they were in a open shed

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#3 posted 265 days ago

Already have some end checking so would be tempted to rip to size, sticker and wait until reach EMC.

Some people might feel better letting boards acclimatize to being inside first, waiting two weeks or a month before ripping.

-- Bill

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#4 posted 264 days ago

yeh

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