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dryin oak standing up
« on: February 22, 2012, 03:32:11 PM »
Was out upstate today helped a farmer who got his tractor stuck on the side of the road he invited me for lunch. After lunch I was leaving and caught site of an old circular mill that he runs off a truck rear asked him if he still cuts and looked in the barn. All his lumber was stacked vertical aganist the barn walls with a small space between boards and touching at the top. Asked how long he has been cutting 64 years and has always stacked the same way. The bottom of the stack came out about 4 foot the lumber looked dam good anyone else stack this way. 
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Re: dryin oak standing up
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 07:20:08 PM »
My FIL dries some of his lumber vertical.  This lumber is for projects that he is planning to do himself.

He, like myself mostly saws softwoods and Cherry, once in a while Maple.
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Re: dryin oak standing up
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2012, 05:52:58 AM »
I believe a lot of lumber in the tropics is dried standing up.  They have stacking methods that they use.  I've stacked lumber like that in my barn, and it doesn't hurt the lumber, as long as its dry.  I think a lot would depend on the species. 
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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2012, 08:19:42 AM »
I would say that stacking green boards would tend to bow due to gravity.If an angled rack was built to support the middle,why not, verticle is the way it grows. Frank C.
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2012, 09:06:32 AM »
Don't know if my FIL does it or not (I think he does) but I would think that turning the vertical boards every few days would help.
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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2012, 12:10:04 AM »
I would think that if I was turning them every few days I would not be owning them very long ;D
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2012, 10:42:46 AM »
Thanks for the replies was just wonderin
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