I saw this on a sawmill site and wondered how true this really is.
I can’t see building furniture or etc from green wood that is shrinking. What about cupping, twist and other things lumber does as it dries?
For general construction, kiln dried lumber is not necessary. In fact many people prefer to build some of their projects out of green lumber, straight off the sawmill. It is easier to cut and nail, and as it dries, will shrink and form itself to the shape of what it is nailed to. So it will develop memory and be strong in the shape it is installed. Most people who have never built from green wood have never seen this effect. For example, hickory framing lumber is easy to work when it is green, but as it dries and hardens it gets to the point that nails can barely be pulled out without stripping their heads or breaking them in two.
Did I miss-read this somehow?