air drying - at what % MC is it safe to bring indoor

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01-20-2009 01:52 AM

Hi All

I got a pile of cherry lumber from different sources, MC range between 14% and 25%.

I wonder at what % of MC is it safe to stack indoor (heated garage in my case)


-- Martin, Gatineau, Québec

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#1 posted 01-20-2009 02:03 AM

When we take the brutal cold Northern winter air and heat it in our homes the humidity drops to Sahara desert levels. Even a humidifier on the furnace might only bring the relative humidity up to around 40%.

Without digressing any further. It might be a good idea to “sticker” the lumber when you first bring it inside so that drying will be more uniform.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#2 posted 01-20-2009 02:05 AM

hard to say. normally 10 to 12 will work fine. Some bring it in around 15

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#3 posted 01-20-2009 02:35 AM

yes I will use stickers inside, so the MC can eventually come down close to 10%.

-- Martin, Gatineau, Québec

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#4 posted 01-20-2009 03:21 AM

Make sure you do not create a mold problem in your home with a lot of green boards. It can create some big problems.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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