Protecting Wood From Humidity
Protecting wood from humidity is article about Accessories bookmarked by clayton with ID 1995648416 was uploaded on 29-03-2019 and has been viewed 117,518 times.
Synopsis: William F**st and Gary Peterson of Forest Products Laboratory tested 91 finishes for moisture resistance and concluded that even the best moisture-resisting finishes only slow, but don't completely stop, the exchange of moisture vapor.
They explain how, when, and where wood shrinks and swells, and talk about their tests of all types of finishes.Finishes like linseed oil, tung oil, and furniture polishes are at the bottom of their scale; they let virtually all moisture in.
Fillers help plug wood pores and indirectly contribute to moisture resistance, and the authors describe the effectiveness of multiple coats of finish.A chart shows the effectiveness of 20 different finishes they tested.
Side information lists sources for some of the unusual or hard-to-find products tested...