Wood for steps (rungs) on stairs

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  1. Jun 14, 2016 #1

    python01

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    I wonder if kiln dried wood is required for building stair steps? I would think that air dried wood has too much moisture content for that purpose.

    Any ideas on that?
     
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    either way it will acclimate to the house
     
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    Isn't air dried wood going to crack because of higher moisture content?
     
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    Sometime wood cracks or warps when it dries Yes.

    But the question is, dried to what %. I think you are assuming the that kiln is dryer than air dried.

    You can have problems with dry wood when you put it in a house with high moisture.

    I think you want wood with between 8 and 12 % moisture.
    http://www.hardwoodfloorsmag.com/installation/moisture-basics-plus-an-info-sheet-for-customers.html
     

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