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Posted on Is it possible to adequately air dry 8/4 lumber?

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#1 posted 10-24-2012 09:46 PM

Regardless if you decide to kiln dry them or not, 8/4 should air dry 2 years before it enters the kiln. If wood goes in the kiln too wet, it will warp and check. It creates internal stress and cracks in the wood that you simply can’t sand out.
By the way, you could build a dehumidification kiln for less than $700. I have $150 into my portable kiln that will dry 200-300 b.f. at a time.

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