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#1 posted 06-11-2012 04:24 AM

Your on track with the idea of oversizing your green cuts to account for waste during the seasoning stage. I’m also with Jim in suggesting that you cut larger dimensions with the idea of re-sawing after they have seasoned. I might also suggest that you let them season in the “yard”, well stickered for ventilation and in partial or full shade if you are in a dry climate. Also paint the ends with latex or wax to lessen the checking on the ends. Be careful of kiln drying the wood, one must take into account temperature, humidity, and time when drying and each specie is a bit different., the wrong combination may leave you with split, checked, twisted, bowed, or other defect which would render them unusable except as an energy source.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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