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Re: air drying post oak/white oak
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2018, 05:03:55 PM »
So it has been 7 weeks and we started edging yesterday on our stick stacked flitches. I did make our stacks 12 rows high and 42'' wide and stacked them real close to the wall and 2 bundles high and 3 stacks deep. I believe when we started we had 40 stacks of flitches 12 high and 42'' wide. Some of the boards on top and bottom of the stacks had checks, but the insides looked good. I think it would be hard for the buyer not to be happy with my lumber as it is going to grade much better than 3a. 

The red oak we stacked this way seems to have no checking.
 So it works for us.

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Re: air drying post oak/white oak
« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2018, 07:18:19 PM »
It helps to have 24k sq ft of barn you lucky son of a gun  8).  
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Re: air drying post oak/white oak
« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2018, 08:07:57 PM »
That's great news.  White oak is a challenge.  
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« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2018, 09:31:00 PM »
They are 16 k each and there are 4 of them. I paid for every sq inch too.
I dont want to mislead anyone. The purpose for sticking the stack was to keep the lumber in good shape until I had enough to ship. Not to dry the lumber. Only to keep it from molding in the humid and sometimes dry spring/summer/fall.
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Re: air drying post oak/white oak
« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2018, 11:15:05 PM »
In response to the question:  So, in a general sense, would you say that when the RH is under 40? 50? it's a good time to shade and block?

The answer depends on species, thickness and MC.  For green 4/4 oak, 50% is the minimum RH.  For pine, maybe 10% RH.  The air temperature is also a factor...protect lumber more when it is hotter, but even cold (below freezing), dry-humidity days can create damage in green oak.
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