I obtained a couple pecan logs (about 4 ft long, 10" diameter)
Ultimately, I would like to make a small table top from them.
Should I leave them dry for a couple years as they are (uncut, with
bark) or should I saw them up now?
Have as much of it sawn in 8/4 or more, this will give you options if the
boards cup or twist during drying. You can always resaw once it's dried and
you've figured out your exact plans for your project.
ok, i had it sawn 8/4
i guess i'll take the bark off, as suggested and then stack with 1/2"
spacers and let it dry for 2 years.
garyg says to "sticker", does this mean for identification purposes, so
i don't forget what it is and where it came from 2 years from now?
i read on the web to paint the ends with latex, to prevent drying too
fast at the ends...good idea?
Stickering refers to the small sticks that are placed between the
boards to faciliate drying and to (help) keep the boards from warping.
Try to use a wood that will not leave a stain or mark-something like
birch, white pine, maple. I use plastic stips wjhen I can find them.
Just remember to restack the stack every several months or so to keep
the wood directly underneath the stickers form staining, moldionmg,
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