Old Methane Gas Cloud
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Huntington Beach, California
Expansion was discussed earlier. In as few words as possible...
Typically, KD wood is at about 6% to 8% Moisture Content.
If you move the wood to the desert the wood will stabilize at about 3% MC.
If you move the wood to a humid environment (NOT Marine) the wood will stabilize at about 12%.
As a rule of thumb, assume about 5/32" of expansion or shrinkage per 12" of tangential sawn wood.(It may vary by species, HOWEVER the 5/32" is a good rule of thumb. Per the above MC percentage changes.
For radial sawn wood, use about 5/64" as a rule of thumb.
Use the right tool for the job.
Rich (Tilting right)
Huntington Beach, California
Remember that when we have the "BIG ONE" everything east of the Rockies falls into the ocean.
Last edited by rrich; 11-07-2009 at 11:16 PM.