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Forum topic by Walkerman12 posted 01-27-2017 08:04 PM 400 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-27-2017 08:04 PM

Hey I’m new to woodworking also new to this forum. Was hoping I could get some insight on some things and help and guidance. I am wanting to build some end tables and the top is 3 in thick rough saw mill lumber. However I do not have any 3 in. Thick lumber already dried out. The sawmill can cut me some but I’m guessing it’s going to be fresh lumber and not dried. Is there anyway I can go ahead and build the top without waiting for this lumber to dry? Also any tips for apply finish to this rough woood? Thanks any help would be appreciated!

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#1 posted 01-27-2017 08:28 PM

Hello Walkerman welcome to Ljs.
I would not recommend building with Wood that has not been dried ,the odds are that you will end up with the top twisting and cupping and bowing along with the rest of the table. I’ve heard of some folks drying wood in ovens but have no experience doing it myself.

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#2 posted 01-28-2017 01:49 AM

You could set up a solar kiln. C Schwarz is claiming you can use green wood for tops. I’m with Jim, I wouldn’t do it.

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