How much will lumber shrink during ai…
One of my co-workers is allowing my to harvest a big leaf maple from his property that he doesn’t want hampering the growth of his firs. The butt of the tree is riddled with burl and upon removing the bark, there is plentiful evidence of curl/quilt. Can’t wait to work that stuff. I’ll soon cut it down and have it milled into lumber.
What amount of shrinkage, all dimensions, should I expect during the air drying process? I’ll cut it soon before spring springs and water starts flowing up the tree and it gets too wet.
I’m going to cut logs to 6′ lengths since I don’t wan to break the back of my Toyota when I haul it. I’ll try to get some pics on here of it when I get around to it.