|Forum topic by Vance||posted 10-29-2015 06:39 PM||555 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
10-29-2015 06:39 PM
I’m storing, to dry out to use about 20 boards of ash, measuring approximately 9’ long, 15-18” wide, 2” thick boards, in my garage. The wood was a victim of the Emerald Ash Borer and had been dead for several years prior to being brought down in September. The garage is insulated and pretty well sealed, but still a big open room that I keep my daily driver in along with my guitar shop in one of the two back rooms. David, AKA dbray45, suggested that I place a dehumidifier in the space where the wood is. If I were try to dehumidify, I’d run into some serious issues with the car and the guitars. Really, I think the only thing I can do is to circulate the air that’s already there. I can put fans on the stack to help move the air more, but what else can I do to help the process along? I really don’t have the room to stack and re-stack, much less the muscle to do that as each board weighs probably well over 50 pounds. Moving half of them one day last weekend by myself nearly killed me. The stack is stickered now with 1”x1” pine, five stickers over the course of the 9 feet. The entire stack is on 8” concrete blocks with 2×4s on them to isolate the ash from the concrete.
The ends of the boards have been sealed and the second log that came home sliced up already had some serious checks that I’ve since cut off and re-sealed at the suggestion of others on this forum. So far, those boards haven’t started to check again, yet…
Any advice to speed things along? Don W posted some info for me on the Work Bench Smack Down thread, but I’d love to hear more.