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uhsguy  ·  100 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 23, 2023

Doors are pretty complicated I don’t think I’d start there. But trim is easyish. The big issue with both of those is accounting for humidity based expansion and finishing everything nicely takes at least half the time

WanderingEng  ·  100 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah expansion and warping are concerns. Seems like higher quality wood at least helps that. I've seen comments that people will leave the wood inside for a few weeks since my house temperature and humidity will be different than the lumber store.

uhsguy  ·  99 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The cut of wood matters (which part of the trunk) that changes how the wood moves but ultimately all wood will expand and contract with the seasons. Good designs and practices account for wood moving and provide it space to move without creating ugly gaps.