I’ve been watching craigslist for some lumber deals to build up a modest stock for small projects. I found a listing for Cherry, air dried 7 years. $3/bf. pretty good, eh?
I go to pick some up this morning. the first 3 layers of the stack were soft from being out in the weather and everything under that was covered and embedded with grit and dirt. I couldn’t bring myself to run that through my planer and jointer!
What a disappointment. The condition of this stuff was awful. Thousands of BF of what had been really nice cherry trashed. Sad. Next time I will ask some more pointed questions before going to pick up lumber…
-- I do this for fun.