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Lumber drying is accomplished in a lumber drying kiln. Kiln dried lumber has reduced moisture content, but the dried lumber does not reach 0% moisture.

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Tim Carter, of AsktheBuilder.com, demonstrates how to mount a piece of wood onto a concrete wall. The use of special nails make the job simple.

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Tim Carter, of AsktheBuilder.com, demonstrates two ways to prevent wood from splitting went nailing it down. A nail that is too sharp can be a cause of splitting wood. Drilling a pilot hole can prevent wood from splitting.

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For those times you have to cut a groove or mortise into a piece of wood, Tim Carter demonstrates two common ways to accomplish this cut. Using a circular saw, a hammer and a wood chisel is one method. A wood router is even easier.

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It's important to know the types of wood and what projects they are best for. AsktheBuilder.com's Tim Carter discusses the different types of wood and how the wood types are recognized and how their attributes are utilized.

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Wet or rain-soaked framing lumber will not rot in a matter of days. Homeowners often worry that the wood is ruined if a house gets wet during construction. Water can cause problems if the lumber is allowed to stay wet for weeks and weeks, so do whatever is possible to get a roof on the house.

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