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Posted on Mold on Drying 4/4 Oak

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#1 posted 01-26-2019 04:51 AM

Mold is fine, but fungus is not. The fungus will stain black down into your wood, particularly under your stickers. That’s where sticker stain comes from. It stains into the wood and does NOT plane out. Id relocate your stickers. 16” or even 24” on center is fine.

Drying is controlled by three things: temp, humidity, and airflow. You either need to up the temp, lower the humidity, or increase the airflow. Your wood will stop molding once it gets below 22% moisture.

Heres your air drying info.

Run your box fan during the day and turn it off at night as it wont do anything after the sun goes down and the humidity comes up. If its raining, same thing.

If you have any bare steel woodworking tools in your garage, wax them immediately. The tannins in the oak will be released in the air with the moisture and rust them very quickly. Ask me how I know.

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