Can I mix same species wood with two different moisture contents? How close do they need to be?
Background: A project became more ambitious after initial design so I had to buy more walnut. So now I have some that has been in the shop for a couple of months and reads 6 - 7 %, the newer stuff reads 8 - 10% on my meter.
I wouldn't think twice about using any of it by itself, but am I asking for trouble if I mix 6% with 10%??
The wood is 5/4 and 4/4 walnut. It will hopefully become a dining table top and a bookcase/buffet with side panels. So flatness is a concern.
If it is a concern, I can go ahead and make the buffet with the 10% stuff and give the 8% stuff a couple more weeks to acclimatize. The table was due to SWMBO last Thanksgiving, so a little later won't hurt, much
Thanks in advance for your always sage advice.