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Acclimate wood question for framing


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07-18-13, 09:40 AM   #1  
Acclimate wood question for framing

Acclimating-

I'm using Kiln Dried Douglas Fir 2 x 4 x 8 for framing in my basement. I live in the North East (Northern NJ).

Does anyone know how long I should leave the wood to acclimate before I start?

Also am I going to find that some pieces become warped and unusable?

 
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07-18-13, 11:07 AM   #2  
Kiln dried is good, go ahead and get to work.

 
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07-18-13, 02:14 PM   #3  
Perfect! Thanks for the help

 
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07-18-13, 02:51 PM   #4  
Ya, acclimating the framing lumber isn't very critical - unlike finish woods.


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07-18-13, 07:57 PM   #5  
Unless you hand pick every piece there's always going to be a few that want to curl or twist.
They work fine for blocking, fillers between 2 X 4's for connecting wall.

 
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