Is there a normal percent moisture to expect wood to dry to?
I have a new pinless moisture meeter and I'm in Denver colorado. I have
a couple pieces of wood that stored in my basement study are below 10
percent. I know an accurate reading can be affected by the smoothness
of the surface but I'm really curious about this
Yes, there is a normal. But moisture content varies, because wood gathers
and loses moisture to the air. It's old news, but wood reaches an EMC
(Equilibrium Moisture Content) with the air based on relative humidity. Get
a gage, discover your RH, and find the EMC numbers at
While you're there, get to the search box http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/ and
check out data on moisture meters.
I'm in Denver and the humidity is normally very low. I store my exotic
stuff in my study so it is warm.
Is there any truth to what some people say that wood undergoes
structural changes below 7%?
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