White oak legs +4"×4"

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Blog entry by DrewLehighValley posted 01-03-2017 03:27 AM 603 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Previously made a TV Stand. The bottom shelf and top is kiln dried red oak,(50”wide X 16”deep X 2.5”thick). A friend randomly asked if I wanted to use reclaimed white oak for the legs… I used them,(about 4.5”wide X 3.75”deep X 18”height). Looks awesome! So I decided to make a coffee table with mostly similar characteristics… I have the red oak for the shelf and top. Now my problem is I don’t have anymore reclaimed white oak… So I cut down a white oak, in June 2015, and rough cut/milled 22” logs to about 5” X 5”. Sealed the ends and have them drying in my bedroom ever since. It won’t be long and I’ll be 2 years in… How much longer should I wait? Do I still kiln dry?

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#1 posted 01-03-2017 04:19 AM

Stop by Harbor freight and pick up a moisture meter. You want those pieces to be 12% or less. Then you can mill them to the sizes you need.

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