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#1 posted 09-10-2021 02:10 AM

AJ brings up a good point – one of the problems is, much of the wood is second growth.

My buddy had five cedar mills at a given time. Most the shakes and shingles going out were old growth. However, rules allowed a percentage of second growth, garbage known to be problematic for the end purposes. Those are the shingles and shakes you see bending toward the sun, as they dry.

IF I had to deal with garbage wood, I would dry it with a mind to that what changes wood is, moisture gain and loss. AS the wood lost moisture, I would attempt to replace it, but I’d do it with non-hardening oils.


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