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Forum topic by Jerlac posted 12-06-2013 02:08 AM 952 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-06-2013 02:08 AM

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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#1 posted 12-06-2013 03:19 AM

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

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-06-2013 11:29 AM

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

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#3 posted 12-06-2013 12:41 PM

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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