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Kiln or air dried?

Postby Cherrybow1 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:29 pm

I know air dried lumber is best. But I have a material supplier that has some maple, cherry and walnut lumber that is 2 1/2" thick, which he has offered to give me. I am wanting to try my first build from scratch and was wanting to know if this material would hold up to gun stock requirements. I am sure it was originally kiln dried, but has been in a shop for over 8 years. Any input is much appreciated.
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Re: Kiln or air dried?

Postby Captchee » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:01 am

it should be fine . even if it was kiln dried and had a higher moisture % , after 8 years , it in a since now air dried ..
beyond that . Most all stock woods that one can purchase now days will most likely be kiln dried unless the seller specifically states that its been air dried . in which case it should be stated how long .
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Re: Kiln or air dried?

Postby Cherrybow1 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:09 pm

Great news! Thank you for your reply. :dance: Free Wood! :dance:
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