Green Doug fir OK for stair carriages?

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Old 12-13-04, 04:14 PM
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Green Doug fir OK for stair carriages?

Even the independents don't carry dry 2x12's. Only reason I hesitate to use green is because I'm putting in hardwood treads dadoed to risers so there isn't much room for things to adjust.

There is probably no alternative but does anyone know if green is typically used for stair carriages?

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Old 12-13-04, 04:37 PM
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When you mention green wood, do you mean pressure treated wood or wood just cut fresh from the tree?
 
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Old 12-13-04, 04:55 PM
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Construction grade Green Doug fir as sold in the home centers. They usually have kiln dried 2x4's but no other sizes. I also called an very good independent lumber yard and they told me they never carry dry 2x12's.

I'm probably being a little paranoid but the treads are expensive and it would kill me if they cracked down the road.
 
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