The elm in the kiln should be ready to use in early spring, once I get a week of 70+ degree days. The elm is just under 20% MC. I just couldn’t wait to see what it was going to look like sanded down, so I took a piece out and planed/sanded it down, and put a coat of linseed oil on it. The colors mellowed out a bit from when it was just milled, but it still looks great IMO. The sample piece is 1”x16”x50”.
-- Julian, Park Forest, IL