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How much dimensional change should you expect?

These figures represent possible width change in 12 inches of lumber when moisture content is reduced from 10 percent to 5 percent. Figures are for plain-sawn unless indicated otherwise.

Species

Ash

Basswood

Beech

Butternut

Cherry

Hard Maple

Hickory

Oak, Red and White plain-sawn

Oak, Red and White quarter-sawn

Oak, Red and White rift-sawn

Pecan

Soft Maple

Walnut

Yellow Birch

Yellow Poplar

Dimensional Change

10/64"

10/64"

14/64"

8/64"

9/64"

12/64"

11/64"

11/64"

7/64"

7/64"

11/64"

9/64"

10/64"

12/64"

9/64"