Preparing rough wood for a project
After many delays, I'm finally starting a project to build some cabinets. They will have face frames and raised panel doors. I was able to acquire a 6" jointer and a lunch box planer this year. I have some 4/4 rough cut hard maple to prepare. The maple was stored in an unheated warehouse by my local supplier and I now have in in my shop. As I have never prepared rough wood before I have a few questions on the proper way to machine it.
How long should I let the maple adjust to my shop environment before I start working with it?
It's my understanding to joint, plane, and rip it oversize. Then a day or two later mill to final dimensions. ( is this accurate?)
Also, how much over size? Thickness, width, and length?
I'd like to keep waste to a minimum and don't want to inadvertently make a pile of firewood.
Any guidance would be appreciated! Thanks.