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Was asked early last year to mill some douglas fir to be used as kitchen worktops for a bothy project this year

Quite happy with the way they have turned out.

 

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Now, I don’t know, so obviously will be interested to find out, but wouldn’t air drying be less likely to cause warping than kiln???
Or does it matter if they are stacked and separated properly?

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4 minutes ago, leethetree said:

Hi , out of interest did you kiln or air dry them ..they look 👍

I would say they have been in a kiln for sure 

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1 minute ago, Tippin Alaybye said:

Now, I don’t know, so obviously will be interested to find out, but wouldn’t air drying be less likely to cause warping than kiln???
Or does it matter if they are stacked and separated properly?

Makes no odds if they are stacked correctly in a kiln 

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15 minutes ago, leethetree said:

Hi , out of interest did you kiln or air dry them ..they look 👍

Air dried.  Lucky enough to have had a very drying east wind for the past ten weeks to finish them off just in time.   The cottage has no central heating and is has 3 ft thick stone walls so they should stay at the 14% m/c  they are at at present for some considerable time. It has a fireplace at the other end of the open plan floor, but in reality that shouldn't make the place so warm that we'd be worrying about the worktop warping.   Think if it was going to warp it would have done so long before now.   

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10 minutes ago, Tippin Alaybye said:


Well that’s my excuse for not having a kiln emoji12.png
Plus it more environmentally friendly

Solar kiln ? 

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Air dried.  Lucky enough to have had a very drying east wind for the past ten weeks to finish them off just in time.   The cottage has no central heating and is has 3 ft thick stone walls so they should stay at the 14% m/c  they are at at present for some considerable time. It has a fireplace at the other end of the open plan floor, but in reality that shouldn't make the place so warm that we'd be worrying about the worktop warping.   Think if it was going to warp it would have done so long before now.   
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That looks a grand place to live. Did you buy it derelict and renovated it ?

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