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Offline Dewey

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Moisture content
« on: August 09, 2017, 05:53:04 pm »
Just wondering what is acceptable for moisture content in  air dried Northern White Cedar.... I usually try to get to around 10 %.. I am under the gun to get some Vmatch done its around 12 %
 What do you think ?

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Re: Moisture content
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2017, 06:05:57 pm »
Interior or exterior?  How wide?  The wider the pieces, the more overall shrinkage or movement.  The difference between 10 and 12% MC is pretty darn small...1/2% shrinkage. 
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Re: Moisture content
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2017, 06:08:54 pm »
6" interior...  I'm thinking I'm good to go...