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Wood and Water Relationships: Wood Movement (Part 3)

Wood and Water Relationships: Wood Movement (Part 3)

Wood movement in your projects For most projects, you don’t need to know precisely how much the wood will move, but understand it will.  Wood doesn’t exchange moisture evenly on all surfaces. Quartersawn lumber has an appearance with long, uniform grain lines....

Wood and Water Relationships: Shrinking and Swelling (Part 2)

Wood and Water Relationships: Shrinking and Swelling (Part 2)

Why does wood shrink and swell? Over 90% of problems in woodworking are related to moisture. Examples of this are drawers sticking and doors warping and cracking. Wood in trees contains a lot of moisture. We must dry the wood down to the equilibrium moisture content...

Wood and Water Relationships: Moisture Content (Part 1)

Wood and Water Relationships: Moisture Content (Part 1)

What is moisture content, and how is it measured? The moisture content of wood is measured as the ratio of the weight of water in a piece of wood to the weight of the wood when it is completely dry (oven-dry). You will see this referred to as a percentage.  There...

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