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#1 posted 11-12-2010 03:57 PM

First of all, all ends should be sealed with either a wax or paint coating to minimize checking. You need a flat base with support under the lumber and stickers between each layer. It needs to be covered on top but with air flow through the stack, either from natural wind or using a fan. The old guidance of 1 year per inch of thickness generally applies for air drying. A lot depends on your location, air flow, humidity, etc.

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