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Posted by - fritz on April 10, 2006 at 12:47 pm:
In Reply to: Yes, absolutely posted by Mark (Admin) on April 2, 2006 at 3:44 pm:
It is right that you are saying people who buy furniture for export have to take care about the moisture. But you are exaggerating, if you are looking for a furniture factory that is drying wood for 3 weeks, you will not find it in Indonesia. The time is not the important factor, important is the moisture content (MC), which for exporting to non tropical areas should be between 8 and 15%. This might need to be kiln dried, (depending on the MC before) between 1 day and 1 week.
There are many furniture companies which are exporting one container every day, imagine how big their ovens have to be to dry their furniture for 3 weeks, not to mention how expensive this furniture would be. And it is absolutely unnecessary.
Therefore when you buy furniture, just check the MC (There are instruments available to measure it), donít care about how long it has been dried.