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Need some advice
« on: April 22, 2007, 09:34:05 PM »

Iíve got about 1,400í of Red Oak that is air-drying. It has been shedded and a week ago it was at about 18% MC. That figure is from the center of a stack. Iím looking to get it into a kiln, but Iím afraid the guy Iíve been using business has grown so that he doesnít want to fool with my small amount of lumber. 
So here is the question; the lumber is going to end up planned T&G, used as a wall covering, wainscot and trim in a remodel. If I canít find a kiln will fans blowing on the stacks and time get me to something I can live with? Also, at 18% MC how much more shrinkage can I expect?
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2007, 09:59:44 PM »
You will have a lot of movement if you use it for paneling. At some areas, the tongue will come out of the groove.

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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2007, 11:02:04 PM »
Humidity and temperature will be the key you want to look at. Both where it is air drying, and where it will be eventually put in the re-model.
If the two are very different, you can calculate the expected movement.

Air movement is good, for even moisture content in the load.
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Re: Need some advice
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2007, 08:01:46 PM »
Thanks for the replies. Iíve got another lead a kiln about thirty miles from here, it that doesnít work out, guess Iíll need to travel a bit to find a kiln.
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