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#1 posted 01-26-2019 02:57 PM

I have been drying green wood most of my life and I am kind of old. But I have always stickered outside for the first year. I just think you are trying to hard. Make yourself a nice flat area with good drainage and leave it outside the first 6 months to a year. After that you can sticker it inside and if you heat your garage while wood working the dry heated air will continue to dry the wood over time to a pretty low moisture content. Some of the wood you see in these pictures have been stored like this for over 30 years. Keep buying green wood and continue to dry it this way and you will have a life long supply. Make damn sure that the shelves you build are over engineered for strength. You do not want this wood to come down. But if you have only a few feet of space it is probably easier to get it right. I had 4 to 5 ft above my selves and I have a lot of weight up there. So mine are seriously over done to support the weight. And setting up a small Kiln is always a good idea. I would still sticker it outside the first year or so. But setting up a small kiln above would be a great way to finish it off.

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