well so much for “winter”. When I got back into town over the weekend I noticed there was no rain in the forecast so I pulled the plastic off of the lumber stack to get the drying process started. What’re I didn’t anticipate is the 70+ degree weather, high winds, and the utter lack of fog. Wednesday afternoon I checked on the stack and noticed that the weather had not been kind. Two think boards and one thin one had some pretty major checks. I have twice as many thin boards as I need but it looks like I lost a full chair seat.
Update: I found my moisture meter and no wonder they cracked; some of the boards near the top had dropped to 20% moisture in only a week and a half. Towards the bottom it was a more reasonable 27% but I’ll leave the plastic over the stack for the next couple of weeks.