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How long should I let rain soaked wood sit?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by mharmon, Nov 24, 2008.

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  1. mharmon

    mharmon New Member

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    Hello,

    A family member just gave me a well seasoned cord of cedar that was split two years ago. The only problem is that it's pretty rain soaked. My question is, do I need to treat this stuff like it's green wood and let if sit for a year?

    Thanks in advance for any input.

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  2. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Naa...that stuff will dry up just fine. Its surface moisture...thats a whole bunch different than unseasoned wood. A few good dry days and you should be good to go.
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    Tfin New Member

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    Ditto that!
  4. RedRanger

    RedRanger New Member

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    Dunno bout that. He lives in the PNW same as me. Dry days around these parts still mean humidity of 75% or greater.

    I think, cover the top and forget it for a least a month or two. and maybe the winds will help.
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