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#1 posted 04-03-2012 08:02 PM

I’m in the north east, the mill owner owns the trees/land as well.

Doss, I inquired about the moisture content and got quite a lesson in the form of a 45 minute lecture. Since this mill operates it’s own Kiln, he was able to show me (unless he has a doctored meter). The wood comes out of the kin with a relative humidity of around 6%. As it sits covered outside and acclimates, it gains a little back. The pieces I was looking were between 8 and 11% The grain pattern wasn’t particularly interesting, but not off-putting either. There were very few if any knots that I could see, but it is all rough sawn.


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