|Forum topic by Matty||posted 07-19-2010 09:18 AM||2960 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
07-19-2010 09:18 AM
I was in NY a few weeks back and I called a mill and had some lumber cut to bring back to NC. I got some hemlock that is 3”x8”x6’ long and some others but those are the biggest they are very green. What I need to know is when can I work this wood, at what moisture % would still keep it stable. I have the wood drying in my garage with stickers spacing the wood. There is a good about of wood so they have plenty of weight on it plus I put another 600lb of concret bas on top to keep things stright. I have a fan on it right now running 24/7 for the last 2 weeks it is very hot and humid there so I’m not sure how well the wood will dry. I’ll bve trying to do something with this wood if I can when I get back from sea at the end of the month.
I will be building a farm table with the big timber. Looking to get a 2 3/4” top after I plane the wood. I’ll post pictures as I build.
Thanks for the help.