I just finished bucking, spliting, and stacking a red oak that i cut down. While i was stacking the splits i placed most pieces grain side up thinking maybe it would speed up the drying process. Is there any truth to this, or stacking the splits how ever they may fall will dry at the same rate. I only ask this because i know red oak can take a long time to season properly. Thanks for the feed back i have one more large red oak to take down due to draught.