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Using wet wood

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by mark1a, 12 Sep 2019.

  1. mark1a

    mark1a

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    I've been using pallet wood for building my small bike shed. I need to take apart a few more to make another wall, but they are wet after a downpour. Would I be ok to use them or would I better off waiting till they had few days to dry off? I am gluing and screwing them to make the frame thicker and the wood longer pieces. Cheers
     
  2. big-all

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    you dont use glue it needs to shrink and expand
    if its exposed to the weather it needs to overlap to shed the water
     
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    I find the timber less likely to split and break when damp.So dismantle now and dry a little before assemble, but remember it will expand when wet.
     
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