75 inches of rain in per year


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So we live in the cascade foothills... a pretty wet spot.
About double the annual rainfall that downtown Seattle gets. I've got my stack top covered and on pallets in the sunniest place in the yard with the most open view to the south. That spot gets 0 winter sun but perhaps 6 hours per day of summer sun and our summers are fairly dry... a few inches of rain per month. Thats the one spot in my yard where the grass dries out and struggles to survive the summer.

I suspect that my drying times are going to be a little longer than normal but not crazy? Any thoughts?

We got 40‐45(depending on which neighboring rain gauges you trust) inches of rain already since mid-december!
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Nov 18, 2005
South Puget Sound, WA
Doug fir will dry in about 9 months if you stack it so that the prevailing wind can blow thru the stacks.


Minister of Fire
Sep 18, 2011
Western WA
What are "normal" drying times? None of my stacks get much sun and they still dry. Alder, fir, & hemlock will be ready if stacked in spring. Maple and birch can be the same but are best if given 2 summers to dry.


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Aug 2, 2006
Northern IL
Not sure if it is a viable option or not, but if it were, I would be looking at a roof. Drying shack, wood crib, solar kiln....something (with a roof).
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Feeling the Heat
Nov 5, 2018
California redwood coast
And then you gotta keep it dry come winter. I wonder how Highbeam's new shed is working this wet winter?

(Send some rain down this way!)
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And then you gotta keep it dry come winter.

Ya, that too. I have an existing 2 cord shed, of which only the cord in the middle stays dry. 45 inches of rain gets into places it shouldn't. I had a nice box of kindling under the roof that now looks like it came off Titanic. Please take as much rain as you want!