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Old 09-07-2016, 7:24 AM
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Around here all three lumber mills log decks are watered down with sprinklers 24/7 until they are milled.

After milling they are stacked tight, banded and wrapped in plastic and shipped.

I have had lots of trees milled at the ranch into dimension lumber to restore the barn and other buildings. Most are 2" by 12" and we just cut and stack them with sticker boards. When green it takes 2 strong men just to pick them up they are so heavy. They are 1/2 the weight after a month of drying.

Most homes are built with pretty green wet lumber.
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Good to see you around here again PC.
Huh?

His last post in this thread was 07-18-2013, 6:46 AM

Looks like he's still banned too. Still a decent necro-post though ....
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Old 09-10-2016, 9:18 PM
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Woops, I missed that.I though he was posting currently. Still I miss PC. Wonder how he's been doing?
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Old 09-11-2016, 4:55 PM
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So much bad advice.
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So much bad advice.
Enlighten us please.
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Old 09-13-2016, 10:48 AM
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Would freshly cut logs for a log cabin need to be dried for a year before use too?
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I thought he was still posting but under a different name?
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After reading this tread I might never pick out another piece of lumber at the local Lowes or Home Dept. (LOL) i did like the response that talked about assembly without nails that used the shrinkage to make the house stronger but who does that anymore. the old skills are gone. i thought about building a small home around gardnerville but now I am not so sure. But thanks to everyone for the tips and education on the thread.
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After reading this tread I might never pick out another piece of lumber at the local Lowes or Home Dept. (LOL) i did like the response that talked about assembly without nails that used the shrinkage to make the house stronger but who does that anymore. the old skills are gone. i thought about building a small home around gardnerville but now I am not so sure. But thanks to everyone for the tips and education on the thread.
Hit the easy button. Buy lumber at a lumber yard.

Wood is usually not warped, better quality and cut cleaner.
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Old 05-16-2018, 5:18 PM
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you have not bought lumber from Sacramento area lumber companies have you?. I have a contractor and the last two loads he ordered from regular lumber yards had to be sent back mostly due to warping within 48 hours of arrival. Been there and done that unfortunately. the quality is not there anymore.
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People have been building cabins with fresh cut logs forever. Both whole logs and milled boards.
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In the years since PC started this thread, a series of timber-frame cabin videos, using only hand tools and traditional building techniques, has become somewhat popular on YT.

You can watch the entire series:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moR0...n9F4kjf-J90lue

It's not a true "how-to" series, there will be significant gaps in your knowledge, but much is covered, and their simplicity makes them very approachable.
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GC's been using green "pond dry" lumber for residential/commercial framing forever and will continue to do so if it meets the plan's specs.
This is true... but current code says you can not button up with frywall until everything has dried to min. 19% moisture content (CA Green Code). Has nothing to do with the lumber twisting. Has to do with mold & maintaining a healthy interior environment.

Id you don't want to wait until the wood is seasoned, do as ...

DAMMIT... freakin necro post!
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Old 05-22-2018, 5:58 PM
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As long as you nail, block, and shear your framing the wood doesn't need to be dry. But it helps if you're a good carpenter and know on what side to err.
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Im a contractor up here in the sticks and we commonly use wet wood.
Dry wood splits. Wet stuff will shrink a little bit but when taken into consideration its not a big deal.
But you do have a wait time to stain or paint after built though.
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