Dealing with lumber that has been cut to dimension when wet is a major issue in all areas of woodworking. At some point we’ve all wondered why do they call it a 2×4, when it measures no where near that. And those who have purchased them know just how bent they can get. Here is a pic of a piece of the 2×10 lumber (actual size 1.5″ to 1.56″ by 9.125″ to 9.625 inches) for my deck project. I had been stacked in a pile here for 6 months. I cut it and brought it indoors to dry, treat, and stain. Here it is 3 days later after laying on edge. This board would be unusable as a joist.

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