Seasoned Wood: What is It?

by Joost Nusselder | Last Updated:  May 28, 2022

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Seasoned wood is simply wood that has been left to dry out for a period of time, typically several months. This process allows the moisture content in the wood to stabilize, making it less susceptible to shrinking and swelling as the temperature and humidity conditions change. Seasoned wood is therefore ideal for use in construction projects or for making furniture, as it is less likely to warp or crack over time. But also for smoking since the absence of moisture will create the right amount and type of smoke.

Joost Nusselder, the founder of Lakeside Smokers is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with BBQ Smoking (& Japanese food!) at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.