I need to laminate some DF to build a new mast holder for my mizzen. A previous owner drilled a hole through the original for a belaying pin, but didn't epoxy or paint the hole. This let water into the wood, yada, yada, yada.
Anyway, it seemed like a simple problem. I went down to my local lumberyard. They have some nice DF. Then stamp on it says 'kiln dried', so why is it so darn heavy and damp to the touch?
The wood is stored indoors in a big shed, so it hasn't been rained on.
I'm just worried that it won't take the epoxy.
Any comments? Suggestions? Am I worrying about nothing?