Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Cruso n.c. in the Blue Ridge
I think a dehumidifier is nice but not necessary if you are sending in dry heat from a space heater. You are basically steaming off the moisture and letting it escape the other end.
I've done this method for fairly large stacks of walnut slabs, 6ft L x 18" W x 2" T. They went from 30% moisture to 10% internal moisture in 5 days.
Oak burl stacks also dried fast.
Secret on slabs is to keep them stickered and weighted and even bar clamped if necessary, to avoid warp/cup.
I'm one that is limited in shop space and immediate drying is a must, so I don't eat up space with stacks of wood I can't use.
If I cant dry em fast, I don't waste time or space with them. I might lose 30% of my stock to cracks/checks, but it isn't important and I'll use the waste in some fashion.
Last edited by Da Aardvark; 11-27-2012 at 09:40 AM.