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Lenni

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262 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: pine dry green wood uk question

Hey. I’ve got a few discs from a pine or conifer that was felled last week, ranging from 2-4 inches thick and about 9-36 inches diameter, for a number of different projects. I know that air drying is the best way but honestly the climate is kind of too humid here (UK) that it would take quite a while, and my friend and I are both moving within the year. Is it possible to dry it in a home oven? Or is there some other way to dry softwood faster? Thanks.


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#1 posted 262 days ago

I assume you are aware that disks or “cookies” that are crosscut sections of the trunk or large branches will almost certainly crack or split during the drying process because the outer wood shrinks more than the center wood???

With that said, why not get a small dehumidifier and build a temporary kiln using foamboard and perhaps a small fan to aide in air circulation?

Good Luck!

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Herb

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#2 posted 262 days ago

When I was running our company’s dry kilns we had information on drying small wood samples in the microwave. I seem to have mislaid the papers, but I’m sure you can find the info online.

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