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#1 posted 05-27-2018 02:31 PM

To be sure you need a moisture meter, but a “general rule of thumb” is 1 year for each inch of thickness.

I cut live and dead-standing apricot and olive here in NM and 1 year was plenty for 1” thick slabs. Birch is fairly soft but can have really nice grain for projects so plan on how you want to slab it (flat/rift/quarter sawn) for best look.

Read up on the large number of LS posts about stickering, sealing, and storage.

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