This weekend I bandsawed a few cherry logs that recently went down in a windstorm. I am thrilled to have this lumber. I sliced them into 1 1/4″ boards. Gave me about 10 boards. Bought some Anchor Seal to paint the ends with. Stacked in a flitch-style like I’ve seen so many times in FW. This is the first time I’ve done this. So far so good.
Here’re my questions:
1. How long until I can use these boards. They are about 5 ft x 6″-8″
1. I currently have them outside on a porch, under cover with good air circulation. Do I need to worry about cold air or too much air circulation (the cherry was pretty wet). I live in Kentucky and today its was between 35-40 degrees.
2. The other option is inside my a barn that gets pretty hot in the summer with no air flow. I can put upstairs in a loft. I have read about drying “too fast” as a negative.
3.If they stay outside, even though they are covered by a roof overhang, should I cover with a tarp to protect from sun discoloration?
Thanks in advance for any info that will ensure I can use this wood in the future.