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hello everyone, this is my first time on this site but it seems to have everything you need to succesful. could you tell me the best way to dry without cracking or to atleast to lessen the damage. also what does check mean? (like i said im new) thanks in advance.
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As you air dry wood, the wood cracks on the ends especially if they are not sealed. The cracks are called checking. For air drying wood the boards should be sealed on the ends so it doesn't dry too fast.
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hello everyone, this is my first time on this site but it seems to have everything you need to succesful. could you tell me the best way to dry without cracking or to atleast to lessen the damage. also what does check mean? (like i said im new) thanks in advance.
As wet wood dries it shrinks, and some faster drying will pull away from slower areas creating splits and cracks. It can be minimized (hopefully) by coating. A common product is Anchorseal.

Here is some info on checking.





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