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Perry Hilbert Jr
10-26-2016, 5:40 PM
I read somewhere that paulownia only shrinks 2% from green to dry and therefore almost never cracks or checks. True?

Danny Hamsley
10-26-2016, 8:16 PM
Does not sound right to me.

Anthony Albano
10-27-2016, 9:17 PM
That has been my experience. Very stable material

Bradley Gray
10-30-2016, 7:43 AM
It is very stable especially for such a light weight wood.

Roy Haney
12-07-2016, 7:59 AM
It is traditional in japan to build boxes with slip on lids that take 3 minutes to settle. I have cut Kiri (Japanese way to say Paulownia). I have never measured the shrinkage but it does loose a lot of weight during drying do to the water weight.