SHORT VERSION: -------------------- 1) Is it safe to use lumber that's been dried/seasoned for use for furniture? [bonus] 2) Is there a comprehensive database/list of Janka hardnesses for lumber that can be found in SE Asia? LONG VERSION: Hi! I am about to purchase lumber for building my first guitar; but I live in a country where no-one sells lumber specifically for guitar building - because we don't have a guitar building industry at all (not even one-man custom shops)! However, furniture making with solid woods is a huge business here; and there's abundant supply of stuff like of rosewood (or atleast its close cousin, sissoo), mango wood, jackfruit wood, ironwood, teak - and a whole host of other lumber that I'm not sure what the English names would be. I don't have any means of drying any lumber I obtain myself - so the only way for me to obtain dried lumber is to first pick my slabs at the sawmill, and then ask them to season it for me. Problem is: I believe that the only form of seasoning that they may know of is for furniture making purposes only. So my question is: would lumber that is dried this way be usable for guitar building?