|Forum topic by cracknpop||posted 723 days ago||1283 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
723 days ago
Bought a stack of wood for $100 at an auction recently. Two trips to get it all home. Thought it was oak and cherry. Planed a few boards to find I have over 200 bd ft of walnut and over 135 bd ft of hickory, not counting the 10 large beams that were on the bottom of the stack. Most boards are 7-9” wide, 4/4, and rough sawn. They were stickered and were dusty as if stored in a barn (this was a construction company liquidation sale). My impression is these have been air drying for some time.
I have built a rack in my heated workshop to stack the wood off the floor. My question is do I need to place stickers between every layer of boards or can I stack a few boards and then place stickers? How far apart should stickers be placed for the 12’ long boards? While summer is several months away, anything I should plan ahead to best deal with humid Indiana summers (sadly, my shop is not air conditioned)?
Thanks for your suggestions. While I am waiting on your replies, I shall be looking through the reviews of planers and jointers… with what I saved on this lumber, I have money for new tools. Then I will look through the posted projects for ideas. :^)