Definitions: M - Framing carpentry

moisture content of wood

The moisture content of wood is the amount of water contained in wood, relative to oven dried weight of the wood. Wood used in flooring, furniture and cabinetry usually must have a moisture content of 7% - 9%. Air dried (seasoned) lumber used in exterior construction will have a moisture content that varies from 14% - 18%.

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