I am stacking about 300-350 bf of oak and want to bet the rec's insight. I
wood like to know if I should sticker all the small stuff (6-8" wide) first
and put the heavy boards on the top to help in keeping the other boards flat
when drying?? Heavy being 8/4 26" wide 11' long.
Sounds right - the thick stuff will dry slow, also slower to cup. But
someone also once told me it's best to reverse the stack once a year.
I've got a stack of 300+ bf black walnut in the shed. Second time I've
done it. First stack didn't check a bit. But it is very damp there, a
creek runs right by it. So it probably helps a lot if the humidity is
naturally high - get a real slow cure.
Doesn't matter. If you want to weight the stack, you'll do it best with a
piece of stickered ply and bricks (or other lumber). What does matter is
stacking those boards with significant sapwood near the bottom, sapwood side
down, and maintaining good sticker registry. Since most sapwood-faced
boards are thin, maybe that's where the "advice" originated.
I 5-sticker 100" boards.
These folks have a lot of good information on stacking and stickering.
After careful consideration, I think that you should send me that pesky 8/4
stuff that's causing the stacking problem..
As a loyal wRECk follower and all around nice guy, I'll make the sacrifice and
dispose of it for you, Brain..
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