Re: Humidity

Posted by Jim E on Oct 9, 2007

Solid wood grows and shrinks with moisture content mostly across the grain. Plywood, because it has laminations with grain arranged at right angles, is much more stable than solid wood. It will warp if the moisture content is uneven, but otherwise it's the dream material, stability wise. The wood should acclimatize within a few days of arrival. It's best to let the air get at both sides during that time. The lowered moisture content will likely make your kayak lighter by a pound or two. Hope you don't mind that. ;-)

In Response to: Humidity by Dale on Oct 8, 2007


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