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Re: Skin-on-Frame: Green-white oak

Thanks Justin,
I am going to be at a lumber supplier later today.
They have kiln dried white oak, the weight of two 1"x4"x8' bards should be close to air dried and of course less than green.
I figure for stringers, keel, and inner-wale a 16' -1"x4" will be enough to make those parts.
I'll get an idea of weight and for that part of the build I will figure I could cut the weight in half if I could find western red cedar.
The rest of the build will be white oak regardless.
Unless I'm just missing the obvious somewhere?
I could make the stems out of a different wood, they don't need to bend so kiln dried would be fine.
But I can't believe that would make more than a few ounces difference?
As for using green white oak, as I said it is what I can get.
In the overall weight I still don't see it being a deal breaker, unless it becomes several pounds difference.
It's going to be a boat that gets use, I take care of my equipment, but I do use it.
I'm not going to sweat an ounce or even a pound Overall.
My main concern is the behavior of green white oak after steaming and lashing and drying for a year or so.
Will it split or twist overtime as it dries?
RT

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