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#1 posted 1364 days ago

Limbs are pretty much worthless as lumber with all the stress wood. End coating is only effective within a few days as checking once started will not be curtailed by anchor seal.

This time of the year 4/4 boards will dry to 12-15% within 60 days. 8/4 stock 120-160 days. At that point it can be kiln dried in 6-10 days to 6-7% depending upon thickness.

The stickers should be 1” thick and spaced 14-18 inches a part.

The wives tail that it takes a year to dry per inch needs to be forgotten it is false.

-- Kyle Edwards, http://www.sawmillnc.com, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)


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