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Forum topic by UncleBendy posted 08-06-2007 07:16 AM 1417 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-06-2007 07:16 AM

I’m needing to build 4 windsor chairs.

I’m looking to buy 2” thick board.
The length only needs to be about 2 ft. long
Width needs to be 8 to 10 wide.

I really need soft white pine, and it MUST be AIR dried, not kiln dried.

Mail order is fine

Thank you resident experts for your time.

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#1 posted 08-07-2007 01:20 PM

have you tried

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#2 posted 08-07-2007 07:39 PM

I have not, MarkH. I will now. Thank you.

Any other ideas?

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#3 posted 08-08-2007 04:58 AM

I have a local source but they don’t have a website and I’m not even sure they ship. Google RD Williams Sawmill Carver MA.

-- Bob

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#4 posted 08-08-2007 02:08 PM

Why must it be AIR dried?

I don’t understand how kiln dried wood is any good in the North East where humidity in the summer months is 60+. I have been meaning to read up on this and probably should before I start asking questions.

My first impression is that wood should pick up the relative humidity where I store it, in my shop. I am missing something I am sure <laugh>

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#5 posted 08-08-2007 03:35 PM

Here in Upstate, NY I store my wood in the garage attic on racks to promote air circulation. I’ve never really had much trouble with this and checking is at a minimum. As for Windsor chair spindles…I’d be shy about the strength of pine for the spindles and/or legs. If you’re gonna paint, Poplar would be a better choice. Otherwise, I’d use Maple or another hardwood. And be sure to post your pics when you’re done…We love to see what others are doin’ out there!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#6 posted 08-16-2007 03:44 PM

thanks, Dadoo!

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