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Boards stacked for acclimation.Whether you buy your furniture wood from a specialty hardwood lumberyard or from a local sawyer, the chance that the wood is ready to go into a piece of furniture with a minimum risk of shrinking (or, rarely, expanding) unduly is just about nil.
Instead, it's more likely (at least inmost areas of the United States) that the wood has been sitting in an unheated space and is, at best, in equilibrium with the ambient moisture content of the outside environment — even ifthe wood has been kiln dried.
That's not good.You want the wood in your furniture piece to be in equilibrium with your area's typical home environment.Moisture meters: Pin style at left; and pinless (non-marring) above.Luckily, it's not that hard to get it that way — it just takes a little time and forethought.
In my neck of the woods, the hardwood lumber at the dealers sits in an unheated warehouse where humidity generally reaches about 11 percent to 12 percent as measured by an electric moisture meter.I need to get the wood to around 8 percent to 9 percent (the point at which it will be in equilibrium with our regional home's environment...