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    I recently purchased some air dried lumber, and I was curious what mositure content is okay to start using the wood. I always thought 12 but when i purchased a water mositure meter, the guy at woodcraft said 6-8 is that even possible air drying?? by the way i live in wisconsin. any help or advice would be much appreciated.

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    I think when the lumber is air dried, you'll get close to 10-12. At that point, you should bring it into the garage or some other dry place out of the weather and let it sit for several more weeks. I think you'd be able to get a few more percent out of the wood that way.

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    • #3
      thanks

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      • #4
        I live in southern ontario and just checked a pine board that has been air drying in the garage for about 6 months. it was 12% when it was stacked and now sits at 8%.

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