|Forum topic by mcdrowton||posted 10-09-2009 04:18 PM||800 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
10-09-2009 04:18 PM
I try to use reclaimed wood for all my projects. I am planning to use some tropical hardwoods reclaimed from old fishing boats for some luxury wall panelling. It is a mix of lesser known species but all are beautiful with a dense grain, rich cream or red shades, with some sections stained black by exposure to the sea looking close to mahogany. Has anyone used this type of wood before?
I lack knowledge about how much to kiln dry the wood, and what percentage moisture I should aim for. I am also concerned about the salt content in the moisture – both for smell and white surface residue as the wood ‘sweats’. Do I need to treat the wood in some way before drying it?
Any experience or knowledge the lumberjocks community can share with me would be greatly appreciated!
-- Mark, Beijing