this is my first attempt to finish rough cut wood for interior use.
i was given about a thousand bf of big leaf maple rough cut full
dimension 2 x. it has been stacked in an open shed and now has a
moisture content around 16%. it has been down and covered for several
years and some pieces have a little spald in them. i will need to resaw
most of this. would it be better to resaw now or later and then stack to
dry? same for thickness planing.
any advice will be appreciated.
Saw now. Restack (and sticker) and maybe clamp down with heavy
weights preferably indoors. The stuff may warp with tensions
released after the resaw. Let the stuff air dry for a few months and
check the moisture every so often. Resaw only what you can easily
store and dry and there are those projects that will want a 2"
thickness. Plane and size as needed when you are doing the project.
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