Silver Maple slab MC

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Forum topic by Whitewalls posted 02-20-2016 02:38 PM 694 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-20-2016 02:38 PM

I had some Silver Maple that I saved from being firewood milled a little over a year ago. The slabs are 8/4 and about 22” x 30”. I’ve had them stickered on a platform in my garage close to the ceiling since they were milled. I just checked the MC of them and in the center of the slabs with they are measuring anywhere from 11-14%. Is this low enough to work with, or do I need to get them lower than that. I don’t want to bring them to a kiln if I don’t have to, but I need some advice on what should be done if I need to drop the MC more.

-- Jared, Northern IL

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#1 posted 02-21-2016 01:06 AM

That is as dry as you will be able to get via air drying. I build a lot of things with 15% air dried wood and have had no problems. Your mileage may vary.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 02-21-2016 05:23 AM

You could bring them inside your heated and cooled house and sticker them in an out of the way place for about 8 weeks and they will dry to a bit less than 10%. That is, if you have the patience.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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