Questions tagged [wood-drying]

Removing moisture from wood in order to reduce cracking and twisting.

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What does “stickering wood” mean?

I have seen the term "stickering wood" mentioned on a few other sites, but no one seems inclined to define what it means. Is this where you pile wood in stacks with sticks between the boards to allow ...
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Is it better to store wood vertically or horizontally?

Is it better to store wood vertically or horizontally? What are the pros and cons associated with both methods?
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How can I deal with wood from DIY stores that is crooked and may or may not be dry?

I've been meaning to build a desk for a while now. I made a design with millimeter accuracy, but when I went to the home improvement store, I found that all the beams they had were crooked! Some more ...
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When is spalting beneficial for wood?

While I was researching the term "spalting" in wood, I found that there is a very big interest in spalted wood. When is it good for the wood and when isn't it good? I'm referring to another post on ...
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What steps should one take to avoid spalting when drying timber?

I am interested in taking steps to ensure that some timber that I am drying does not develop spalting. My specific scenario is as follows: Recently felled Maple (1-2 months ago), Whole logs with ...
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Drying Wood Methods

What are the main ways of drying wood whether it be wood you milled into boards or just cut into turning blanks? I have heard of sealing the end grain and then just leaving the piece to dry on it's ...