|Forum topic by SG6578||posted 02-20-2015 08:19 PM||650 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
02-20-2015 08:19 PM
I’ve been adding to my hardwood inventory the last couple days. I picked up about 20bf of 4/4 ash today and about 10bf of 4/4 walnut. All 8ft increments. I’ve got a few questions about storing it.
Will be stored in a garage that’s heated in the winter. No humidity monitoring.
This specific pickup was kiln dried but I have some boards that were air dried as well from previous pickups.
I don’t have any specific meter to tell me the moisture content but I was told the air dried is about 8 years old.
2. There is some checking on the ends of most pieces. Should I leave it or saw it off? My concern is that it will spread to the rest of the board eventually.
3. Since these boards could sit a few years before being used should I store them rough cut as they sit? Or should I plane them down and store them? I have a planer on site but if it’s better to plane them before use I will wait.
Thank you very much for any help in advance,