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Re: drawer sides ()

Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
The furniture this shop sells has prices in the range $1000 -$5000. It is hand selected by their buyers in England, but I do not know what the sources are (estate sales?). I met someone that worked in an English factory in the late 40's early 50's making drawers for mahogany furniture. They were reported to be quartered oak sides. I have no other data.

A factory ordering a truck or train car load of lumber will order with a moisture specification. If upon delivery the lumber is not 7% (typical specification)or less it will be rejected. If there is a dispute about the moisture content the lumber will be tested with the NHLA reference method using an oven and drying to constant weight. This value will be admissible evidence in arbitration or court. Anything else will not.

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