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Unread 10-09-2011, 06:36 AM   #1
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Default Half Cord of cherry wood

I have a chance to buy a half cord of cherry wood for $100. Guy will bring to me and stack in my garage. Is this a decent or good deal. How long can I leave it sitting?
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If it is green wood it probably won't dry properly in a closed garage. Properly dried cherry will be good for a few years if it isn't sitting directly on damp earth.
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How long will it take to dry?
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Covered with natural air flow and as logs, perhaps one or even two years. Split, six months to a year. Cut into rounds a couple of inches thick, three to six months. Well ventilated fist sized chunks, a month or two. This is in Vermont. Might be faster in warmer Kentucky.
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How long will it take to dry out or can I use it green ?
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How long will it take to dry out or can I use it green ?
Hummm. I just told you in great detail how long.

I wouldn't use it green, although some people do. You want smoke from cleanly burning wood.
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In the south I would never stack wood in or near my house. Termites hate me for that.
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In the south I would never stack wood in or near my house. Termites hate me for that.
Ahhh, good point. I forgot about termites. We don't have them here.
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It is a great deal. Is it already seasoned?
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