Importance of Wood Moisture Content

Importance of Wood Moisture Content Basics of Wood Moisture Content The moisture content is defined as the weight of the water contained in the wood expressed as a percentage of the ovendry weight of the wood.  Thus, the MC may range from zero for ovendry wood to over 100 percent when the water in the … [Read more…]

Seasoning to Prevent Defects in Green Wood

Seasoning to Prevent Defects in Green Wood This publication provides information on some of problems and basic principles involved in seasoning lumber, wood disks and other small pieces of wood. It is intended to help individuals who would like to season small quantities of wood inexpensively and without sacrificing quality. Small mill owners may also … [Read more…]

Problems with Green Lumber – Part 1: Fungi

Problems with Green Lumber – Part 1: Fungi Green Lumber Green lumber refers to lumber that is freshly sawn.  This is not what you will find at a local hardware store or big box store.  However, green lumber is still common in rural areas and for wood working hobbyists.  Trees often have a sentimental value … [Read more…]

Wood Fence Decay – Causes and Cures

Wood Fence Decay – Causes and Cures Importance of Moisture Content These pictures are from a wooden fence in my backyard.  The fence was present when I moved into my house in 1997.   The fence is likely southern pine wood.  The end tags are gone so I would need to assay the wood to determine … [Read more…]

How One Insect Changed Major League Baseball Forever

How One Insect Changed Major League Baseball Forever Baseball is as American as apple pie.  I love the arrival of spring training, and the anticipation that maybe this year will be “the year” for my St. Louis Cardinals.  For fans attending spring training or pregame batting practice during the regular season, there is a distinct … [Read more…]