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Red oak? http://www.woodfinder.com/woods/red_oak.php

White oak ? http://www.woodfinder.com/woods/white_oak.php

I dry my share of wood, I wish it would grow as it dried :laughing:, more bft= more money.

Maybe in this case he means it shrinks less for length than it does in width ? "For example he claimed that traditionally, tenons were always left shorter than the depth of the mortice, to allow for later stretching." The tenons are left longer because the width of the tenoned post will shrink more and the tenon would stick out since it did not shrink as much ?

I am not a timber framer, I am speaking without any knowledge of the practice. But rest assured wood does not grow after you cut it :no:.
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