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#1 posted 10-23-2020 09:30 PM

Don’t lean them, store them flat and spaced. Lay heavy plastic on the he floor, then spacers maybe 12” apart. Then stack the slabs with vertically stacked spacers. Tent the stack, place a box fan at one end on low speed. Put a dehumidifier at the other end, draining through a hose out of the tent.. The warm dry air stays under the plastic. You need to dry carefully, not too fast. It will be hard to weigh your slabs to check humidity, so you could buy a moisture tester with remote capability. Lignomat sells one. There are many articles about drying wood this way, look for them online. The above is an outline, not exact procedure. It will be faster than han straight air drying, but you must be careful. Also place weight above each stack of spacers to help keep wood straight. I use this method for final drying, but have not used it with green wood in the northern tropics. It will still be a slow process.


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