Steps For Air Drying Lumber
Steps for air drying lumber is post about Skill Building bookmarked by clarence with ID 185640947 was uploaded on 29-01-2019 and has been viewed 165,433 times.
Like many woodworkers, I go through a lot of hardwood.Lots, and lots and lots of it.And at the $4-$8 per board foot price that I normally pay at my local premium hardwood retailer, this takes its toll on my family's budget.
I have tried buying lower grade lumber and dealing with the knots and other flaws as a way to save money, but I have found this to be a false economy for most of my projects, since I end up wasting so much lumber when trying to work around the defects.
So I decided to stick with higher grade materials (normally Select & Better or FAS), but resigned myself to figuring out a way to lower my material costs.I looked at alternative species that might cost less than cherry, maple and walnut which are my favorites, but I couldn't quite get myself to compromise that much.
I considered buying a portable sawmill and running around and slabbing up some of the many trees that die in my neighborhood each year, but man, that is backbreaking, time consuming work.So, what is a compromise between one extreme; buying expensive kiln dried, planed, graded stock from the lumber mill,...