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post #1 of 4 Old 01-28-2012, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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Milling Fir for a Dining Table

I don't know if this is the right section to post this but I was going to mill some big fir logs into slabs to make a dining room table for my best friend. One of the questions I have is can I get that kiln dried right away and start building it? Or do I need to air dry it for a really long time before starting to build the table? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot!
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I would think you would want to kiln it, especially to set the pitch. I don't know where you live but to air dry you need day time temps around 70 degrees and with most pines still need to kiln to set the pitch. Air drying pine can be risky because bugs seem to love it!

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Thanks, I would much rather kiln dry it but wasn't sure if I could. Just checking! Thanks again
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How long is your friend willing to wait for his table?

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