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Posted on Looking for Tips on Buying/Storing Green Wood

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#1 posted 02-05-2017 09:20 PM

Thanks fuigb

I had read that wood loses water at an accelerated pace in the early months – basically the amount of moisture that will come out in any given increment of time will decrease exponentially. This seems logical to me so initially my thought was to drop the wood in the garage with a fan running intermittently for the first couple of months to keep it from drying too quickly up front during the phase where it wants to dry faster. Then I would transfer it to my basement where the dehumidifier runs intermittently (could bee run less often if needed), I could eventually introduce a fan, and could even use my space heater way down the road to finish it off. I then ran into someone noting the rust issue I outlined in my initial post though and immediately had second thoughts about starting in the garage.

By the way, I’m going into this expecting it to take a year per inch to air dry so if I get 8/4 or maybe even a little 10/4 I would be doing so expecting not to touch it for 2+ years.

Thanks guys – keep the input/insights coming

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