|Forum topic by Moose44||posted 06-20-2011 09:24 PM||2465 views||1 time favorited||3 replies|
06-20-2011 09:24 PM
Hey. I have Red Oak slabs and milled planks of Maple. I do not have a kiln. My goal is for it to dry so that I can make tables out of them. I know almost nothing about wood/wood working/... I am a novice and am starting now.
I have them in my basement now. It is cool and dry. Would it be better to put them outside? in the shed (it has a vent)? outside tarped? .....? I’m in western PA and it is a constant 70’s – 90’s with rain here and there.
Also, the slabs are around 8 inches thick. I plan on cutting them in half or thirds. Do you think it is best to do that now or wait till they are dried?
Approx. how long does it take wood to dry to the right moister content to work with?
If you guys could share your thoughts that would be great. Thank you.
-- Kevin. Pittsburgh, PA