|Forum topic by RussellAP||posted 03-03-2012 06:09 PM||2269 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
03-03-2012 06:09 PM
I’m planning to get some fresh wood, oak and walnut. After I haul it to the mill to have it ripped into the sizes I need for my projects, I’ll need to dry it. Most of the wood will be used for benches that will remain outside.
My questions are:
1. Most of the wood planks will measure 3”x4’x14-16” and some will simply be 14 or 16 inch logs quartered. With summer coming on and the associated heat at 90 – 100 degrees, how long do you figure it would take to dry the wood?
2. Are there plans on this site or elsewhere to build a solar kiln?
I’d use my attic, but getting them up there would be rather difficult considering their size.
I just saw this video and I think I’ll try it with a small amount of lumber. Stack it in the garage, sticker it well, coat the ends and put a couple fans on it. My garage doors are open a lot when I’m working there, so check out this vid and tell me what your thoughts are.
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