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#1 posted 08-15-2012 02:41 PM

Andy, you are doing the right thing (IMO). I live in Central Mississippi and I don’t see my stacks getting that dry unless they are out of the open air or inside my house.

I have several pieces that I air-dried that are 4/4-8/4 hovering in the 9.5-10.5% MC range. They’ve been in my house since November, but achieved that MC in late June or so. They were previously in the 15-20% range.

If you have room in your house to store some boards, you can do that. But, as you said, you have to have some room to do so. You could probably get by with a little less room than 10×30 if you stack it high, but that’s completely dependent on how well the wood stacks and the airflow and temperatures you’re experiencing.

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