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comment by WanderingEng
WanderingEng  ·  100 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 23, 2023

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.