As I had written on Wednesday, I am building a trophy case for a friend’s daughter. They live in parched Yuma, Arizona, while my shop is here in soggy Tampa, Florida. So, how much will the boards in my project shrink when it arrives at its new environment?
Fortunately, there are resources like today’s link of the week that can help. Chief Woodworking’s blog has some interesting information on why wood moves when humidity changes, how different cuts of wood (quartersawn vs. flatsawn) react to these changes and a calculator to determine how much a particular board will move when the humidity changes.
Now, I will be able to stack the deck in my favor. I hope.