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#1 posted 08-15-2012 04:35 AM

I wouldn’t bother with a kiln at this point. If you can get possession of it now and move it to a dry place, sticker and stack it properly, I bet you can have it down to a low enough moisture level within a few weeks this time of year. Cherry dries really quickly when its put in the right environment, and that wood must be in the mid teens or so. For the projects you are describing you can get away with being a tad high (couple %) on MC as the pieces you will be using are relatively small and the movement should not cause catastrophic distortion. If you were building a dining table, it would be a different matter.

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