How much shrinkage in green wood?
I have had some tree trunks bandsawn up for me. They were down for about 3 years, the lumber looks great, and I would like to use some of it for hidden parts, like drawer slides, or inner parts of a carcase where it won't be seen so much. What will I encounter if I use it now, rather than later? It's all soft maple, I think, (it may be hard maple but as I said I believe it's soft maple). The slabs vary in thickness between 1-1/8" to 2". Some is still left to mill and I may have it ripped to 3", I would like to use that for a bench top someday.
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