American Hardwoods
Real American Hardwoods

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 Dimensional Change
Ash 10/64"
Basswood 10/64"
Beech 14/64"
Butternut 8/64"
Cherry 9/64"
Hard Maple 12/64"
Hickory 11/64"
Oak, Red and White plain-sawn 11/64"
Oak, Red and White quarter-sawn 7/64"
Oak, Red and White rift-sawn 7/64"
Pecan 11/64"
Soft Maple 9/64"
Walnut 10/64"
Yellow Birch 12/64"
Yellow Poplar 9/64"

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American Hardwood Information Center14 hours ago
Decorative millwork can turn bland interiors into memorable spaces. Minnesota-based architect Meriwether Felt installed stained cherry mouldings, trims, and casings in a master bath renovation. “The stained wood warms up the bathroom and provides richness,” he says. “The client asked for a luxurious, yet elegant feeling, and cherry fit the bill perfectly”

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#DYK that half the dry weight of a tree is stored carbon and that carbon is stored throughout the life of the tree and any products made from it.

The resolute desk, made from oak, has been a carbon vault since 1880! https://t.co/G25uxojqDs
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Half the dry weight of wood is atmospheric carbon. That includes the resolute desk! When we build with wood, we support working forests, and we create carbon vaults that lock away carbon for the life of the product.

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