Am I crazy to set 'moisture content' of framing in specs?
As you all could probably tell by now, I am extremely detail oriented, and we are heading into the last part of the planning phase--which means my detail-oriented mind is laser-beam fixated on details and I worry that I'm going to make a mis-step. :-)
This is for a gut kitchen remodel. Some reframing (new windows) and new casing/trim. I'm the homeowner, not an architect or construction pro.
I'm asking because a book I read says "You should accept dimensional framing lumber with no more than a 19 percent moisture content and finish lumber with no more than 10 percent." (To avoid gaps showing later when the wood shrinks.)
Would I be crazy to specify the moisture content for the wood in the specifications document?
Or rather, what impressions do you think good GCs would get about me if I did specify it?
Thanks in advance!