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Forum topic by Primitiques posted 03-14-2009 02:27 AM 1577 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Primitiques

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03-14-2009 02:27 AM

I buy my Eastern White Pine (standard) already kiln dried. Once I get it in my shop what should I do to ensure it is properly dried. It is stacked in a 3000 sq/ft space, is that too open to even bother with a dehumidifier, or should I have an enclosed section to dry it out better???? Does anyone season their wood, leaving it in the elements for several months? I need help..thanks, Bill (small business owner of reproduction primitive furniture) www.primitiques. c o m


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#1 posted 03-14-2009 10:16 PM

when i buy kilm dried wood i don’t sticker it.. just stack it flat.. but it’s going to be used in the next few weekends.. if i was concerned with longer storage i might sticker it, even add a small fan.. but i would not dehumidify the shop.. you don’t want the wood a lot dryer then the area where it will end up..

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#2 posted 03-14-2009 10:36 PM

If it’s already kiln dried I just bring it in and stack it on the wood rack. Shouldn’t be any problems unless you have a bad moisture problem. You shouldn’t need to build a smaller area, either. It’s already dry, all it will do is acclimate to the specific moisture in the shop.

I never heard of seasoning.

-- John, co-owner Sawdust 'n Stitches

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