Air drying seasonal timing
Just wondering, I still have the big birch log laying on the ground in the front yard and want to have it sawn to 1" slabs, perhaps a bit thicker. It's been on the ground now since spring, but is there an advantage or disadvantage sawing it now (or later) when it comes to drying times? I'm in Columbia SC where it's not particularly super cold over the winter and we don't typically get a lot of rain. I have a covered front porch to stack it on so rain hitting it really isn't an issue and it's far enough under the roof so that the sun shouldn't be glaring down on it much either.
Any opinions about the time of year that's best? I don't want to wait to much longer and let it rot on the ground.
I figured it's time to change my signature so hold your breath. This is it.