Acceptable moisture content levels in wood tongue-and-groove boards?
Searching this site and the web. Surprisingly, I could find very little on what is an acceptable level of moisture in wood V groove T&G 1×6″ paneling. FYI the wood species is Red Pine (Norway Pine)
The ceiling areas the wood will be placed has a 1 1/2″ space behind it and the air barrier.
I have found some wood at 1/3 the price of kiln dried, and in the lengths I need. However, the wood was air dried, and currently is showing 10-12% moisture content. I think kiln dried is about half that.
The wood I found is of high quality. I have purchased wood from this supplier for a log home in the past, and have been very pleased. The current project unlike the log home is very airtight and energy efficient.
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