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Wet (Green) wood and dried wood both have their benefits and drawbacks.

Green wood refers to wood that is typically fresh cut and has not had an opportunity to season or dry.


Seasoning refers to the drying on the internal moisture that is in the wood. Green wood is considered to have a 100% moisture content relative to air dried or seasoned wood. It makes the wood flexible and soft which can be fun for a wood turner. However, green wood has a higher tendency to warp or crack as the moisture dries.

Different species of wood dries at different speeds but as a general rule of thumb, allow one year of drying time per inch of wood thickness. Working with either type of wood provides a lot of opportunity in your projects, the choice is yours!

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