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#1 posted 03-29-2011 09:36 PM

TopomaxSurvivor and Bertha,

Not recommended because first of all, most logs would take a very long time to dry enough to matter from the useability point of view. Also, logs drying have an even greater tendency to degrade by checking and splitting. The process of cutting the logs into lumber allows some of the stresses caused by uneven drying to be relieved.

Of course I’m a good one to give advice. I have a couple of thousand board feet ofg cypress that was cut and stored as logs for about three years. I didn’t loose too much of it to degradation during the log storage phase. On the other hand I’ve good quite a bit of borer damage that was done during the log storage phase on the 1000 bf of sycamore…

I wish you both the best of luck with the logs you have.

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