If I buy rough cut, what's the best way to dry the lumber for inside use "furiture and built-ins" ? :huh:
Yes wood can reabsorb moisture. Once it is dried it either needs to be kept in the solar kiln or in some sort of climate controlled room. It will not go back up to where it was when you started drying it but it will soak up any moisture in the air, I.E. relative humidity.I found a farmer that cuts logs part-time. The rough cut wood would be right off the log. The price is right but I would have to dry it. I don't really know how to dry wood, but have been searching for an easy way to do it that a novice can't ruin. I was thinking of building a solar kiln until I viewed Darren's website http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/ . The solar kiln is still an option but I'm leaning towards the dehumidifier method. I haven't built either but will real soon when I finally make a decision. I was wondering. Once wood is dried to, say 6-8 percent, can it absorb moisture again if I stack in the garage? Are there special precautions to do to make sure it stays at that percentage?
Yes, and so does drying back out again. I am sure there is someone who can explain it more clearly, but here I go at an attempt. Once equilibrium (in the average rh of the woods environment) is reached the changes in the % of moisture in the wood is not that big of a swing up or down. Just a few % either way. If you kiln dry the wood, then it is moving back and forth between 10%-14% for example that has little effect on the cell structure of the wood, thus little movement.wood has been cut assemblied and finish dose the re-absorbing still take place?
I still believe that there is nothing better than bringing the lumberIf I buy rough cut, what's the best way to dry the lumber for inside use "furiture and built-ins" ? :huh: