Freshly Harvested Cherry, No Patience, What To Do

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Forum topic by Jim Wolfe posted 09-17-2013 05:51 PM 934 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Wolfe

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09-17-2013 05:51 PM

Topic tags/keywords: cherry

We just cleared an area near my house for a picnic pavilion and I had to take down a large cherry tree. It has a diameter of roughly 24” and I would love to saw it into 3” slabs, bookmatch the center slabs and build a large table for the pavilion. The trouble is that while we all know what you’re “supposed” to do regarding air drying, I have the patience of a 3 year old. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get this done and have a usable table after the first season?


-- Woodbutcher and Producer of Fine, Hardwood Kindling. . .

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#1 posted 09-17-2013 06:07 PM

You’d have to have it dried in a kiln if you really want to speed things up. In the spring I put a lot of wood in my attic over my shop where the temperature regularly exceeds 140F, it was stacked and stickered, much of it is now ready to use after less than 5 months.

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#2 posted 09-17-2013 06:13 PM

Put it into the microwave?

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#3 posted 09-17-2013 07:41 PM

Find a local saw mill and get them to dry it. The cost is really minimal

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#4 posted 09-17-2013 10:03 PM

Trade. Get a measurement and give more than you receive, OR //// WAIT.

-- What day is it ? No matter. Ummmm What month is it ? No moron. I paid for a 2 x 6. That means Two inches by six inches. I want the rest of my wood.

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Arlin Eastman

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#5 posted 09-17-2013 10:58 PM

If you want to wait, put anchorseal on the ends of the log to help it dry slower and will keep it from checking and cracking better also.

Later like it was suggested go to a local sawyer and have him mill it up.


-- Please help me help other Vets click..> is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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