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 Center

The American Hardwood Information Center (AHIC), located at, provides advice from industry experts on decorating, care and maintenance, design trends, as well as flooring, cabinetry, furniture and millwork product information and specifications, to assist with building material selection for both residential and commercial applications. Step into the world of American Hardwoods and understand why products made from this sustainable and exceptionally beautiful material have been treasured for generations.

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