|Forum topic by FaTToaD||posted 07-20-2010 10:53 PM||2558 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
07-20-2010 10:53 PM
A buddy of mine’s father has several cedar trees he has cut down and said I could have a few if I want. Since I happened to be driving out to Arkansas this week and also happen to have 20 ft trailer with me, I figured I swing by a pick up a few.
He said they are 10 foot long sections, around 15 inches or little more in diameter. Now, I currently can’t do much with them since I don’t have real band saw or a planer, but I plan to someday, hopefully soon, so I need to know what I need to do to store them properly. I’m not sure how long they’ve been down, he said a couple were “dry”, but that’s about all I know.
I’m still really new to woodworking and have only dealt with dimensional lumber. I have a place out back that I can store them, it’s in the shade for most of the day. I’ve seen several people on here talk about sealing the ends with paint, wax, or whatever. They’ll be coming from the high humidity of Arkansas, to miserably dry and hot California desert, any LumberJocks out there that can give me some advice on how to handle this, or any good resources on the matter? I’ll sure appreciate any help. Thanks.