Acclimatise timber


Acclimatise wooden materials to make sure they will not change size after installation, which may cause damage or produce an otherwise inadequate result. Leave the material in climatic circumstances very similar to those in the location where they will be used. Allow several days for the wood to acclimatise, depending on the type and circumstances.

Alternative labels

acclimatise wood
acclimatising timber
acclimatise timber stock

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with skills

Optional skill

Acclimatise timber is optional for these skills, according to the role’s master the following skills:

Stack timber

Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Acclimatise timber is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Wood drying kiln operator: Wood drying kiln operators control the process of applying heat to moist or ‘green’ wood in order to obtain usable dry wood. Depending on the type of kiln, the drying operator will be responsible for moving the wood into and out of the kiln, temperature control, and ventilation.

Optional skill

Acclimatise timber is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Hardwood floor layer: Hardwood floor layers install floors made of solid wood. They prepare the surface, cut parquet or board elements to size, and lay them in a predetermined pattern, straight and flush.
Wood treater: Wood treaters apply treatments to wood to make it resistant to environmental factors like mould, cold, moisture, or staining. Treatments may also contribute to the colour of the wood. Wood treaters may use chemicals, heat, gasses, UV light, or a combination of these to treat wood.




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Last updated on September 21, 2022