First I have to cut it to rough dimension. It was a dying tree last summer when we took it down. I will Alaskan Mill it here in the spring to rough dimension then air dry it from there.How green is that log and are you going to heat it to dry it out?
I built a fireplace 4 my parents. Took an elm section that was dead just that summer cut that fall/winter. Painted ends. Put it behind my wood stove a month. Cooked it in my smoker a whole weekend and let dry another week behind the stove. Sanded it down. Seal many poly coats. No bugs or finish flaws after a few years. It did shrink width wise 1/8th in or so in a few years.First I have to cut it to rough dimension. It was a dying tree last summer when we took it down. I will Alaskan Mill it here in the spring to rough dimension then air dry it from there.
Any input from more experienced hands is more than appreciated though brothers!
I painted shut the ends after it was cut to minimize end splitting/checking.
Then I have the unstacked pile... That will be given to friends who need the help. I will post another picture of the stuff I still have to finish cutting and splitting yet. Most of that will go to 3 or 4 folks who heat but can no longer do the wood.I'm guessing 16to 18 cords. The stacked is about 60'+/- by 10'+/- by 3.5+/- high give or take.
Thanks! Most people do wood because they have to, or prefer to. I do it because I'm stoopit...That's a lot of wood Mickey, nice work!!