|Project by qball||posted 12-19-2011 11:28 PM||2802 views||0 times favorited||17 comments|
This summer we had a bad storm come through and rip up a bunch of trees around my house. I collected all the nice size logs from the pine and oak to have milled up. I recently got them back from my local sawmill. 800 BF pine 2 bys as well as 4/4 & 8/4 slabs and 300 BF of 4/4 & 8/4 slabs. Some board are up to 16” wide and up to 15’ long. One thing I wish I had done was cut all the logs to the same length which would have made stack and stickering a lot easier. I guess hind sight it always 20/20 though. Now all I have to do is watch it dry.
I have read a lot on drying lumber and the consensus is 1 year per inch for furniture types pieces, 10% MC range. What if I was going to be using the 2 bys for rough framing or siding for a shed/barn? Do they need to be as dry for something like this?