Since 2005, I have been stockpiling local hardwoods. These are full flitches (entire logs) milled to my specifications for furniture making and stacked on pallets.
All of this material has been slowly and patiently air-dried. It’s a process that is not widely used commercially due to the time requirement, but the quality of the material is so much better than kiln-dried.
These are some of the primary benefits of air-dried wood.
- Can be bent in tighter curves and with higher success rates.
- The material feels less brittle and works easier.
- Less tendency to warp as it is being worked.
- Some say that the colours of air-dried material are more vibrant.
For the first time, I am offering the wood from my private woodshed to the general public. Cataloguing everything takes time, and I will continue to add more as time permits. Subscribe to my blog to be notified when I post more pictures of wood available.