Rough Thickness Requirements for Red Oak Furniture Cuttings.
Forest Service research paper,
FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WIS
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Thickness losses encountered in kiln drying and dressing 44 red oak lumber were studied. Results suggest that rough dry lumber can be reduced to slightly less than 1 inch thick to produce moderately long, wide cuttings dressed two sides to a thickness of 1316 inch. Rough dry thickness for panels should be slightly over 1 inch to dress to 1316 inch. Green 44 lumber should be 18 inch thicker than required rough dry size to allow for shrinkage. Control of sawing variation and warp during drying are two major problems in trying to reduce green and rough thicknesses of hardwood lumber.
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