How long to dry Oak log "cookie"?

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Forum topic by bues0022 posted 03-25-2017 03:02 PM 697 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-25-2017 03:02 PM

Three years ago my buddy and I cut down a huge burr oak tree on his property (in the way of a new fence line). I cut a few cookies from it, coated in anchorseal, separated by a few strips of wood, and they’ve been sitting in his unheated tuck-under garage (Minnesota – but it stays above freezing all year). They are I believe around 5” thick – give or take. I know the “rule of thumb” is a year per inch thickness, but how true is that for all wood species, and how did my anchorseal affect this? I have a moisture meter, but I highly doubt it’s ability to accurately test that thick. But on the other hand, maybe because of the anchorseal it will test moderately accurately? My wife will be having a baby in the next couple weeks, and I was thinking of queuing up this project (turning them into coffee tables) as something to do in-between helping with the little one.


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#1 posted 04-03-2017 04:00 AM

Go for it.

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#2 posted 04-03-2017 04:10 AM

If it was a log you would have to wait, but being cookies, there is mostly end grain and should be dry now.

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