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#1 posted 08-15-2012 04:38 AM

I agree with Dusty. Kiln drying wood and having no good storage for it when your done is a fool’s use of money (with exceptions: It will kill insects and things of that nature).

Personally though, since you intend on using it for cabinets, I’d wait until you are ready to that before getting them kiln-dried then stacking them out in the humid air again. If you were using it for outside use or possibly certain types of furniture, I’d say go for it, but in this case, I advise against it (unless you think there’s an insect problem).

You could wrap the lumber in plastic after you’re done and store it in a dry cool place. Like Moron said, if you can find a climate-controlled storage unit, you could go that route. The prices here for that type of unit are about $75/month though.

To summarize, only kiln-dry it when you’re ready to use or ready to properly store or if you need to kill off some bugs.

-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss

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