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Offline D6c

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Drying Burr Oak slabs
« on: June 11, 2018, 09:28:18 AM »
I've got several 3" thick burr oak slabs that were cut a week ago and I've got them stacked on a pallet, stickered, and covered with pole building siding.  I doubled up the stickers so there is an 1 1/2" gap.
It's in shade the first half of the day and on the west where it gets sun I hung burlap to limit the sun.

Are these going to be ok or is there something else I should be doing?  Burr oak seems to be prone to warping and checking.

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Re: Drying Burr Oak slabs
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2018, 02:42:22 PM »
To control checking, we need very slow drying. So, burlap all around the pile may be needed   No rain on the wood. Sticker at 3/4 as greater means faster drying. There is a risk of mold with 12/4, but that is inevitable with thick white oak in air drying
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