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[Cob] round wood, posts, deckPatrick Newberry PNewberry at habitat.org
Mon Apr 24 11:35:59 PDT 2006
Well I don't speak as any kind of expert. When I first started I was carefull to let my home harvested / peeled logs dry for several months before I used them. As time as passed I have used them quite green. What my personal experience has found is it depends on what you are building and that is the use. The fact is there will be some shrinkage but nothing I build has any high level of engineering tolerence. In fact If I nail to a green log, it drys down on the nail making that nail even tighter. So I used green peeled lumber as posts a not had any problems. Of course the posts are not enclosed so they get plently of air flow and thus they can dry without problems in due time. As far as cement footing go, I've also had good results. Pat <snip> My question: do I need to let the redwood posts dry? For how long? I can't seem to find any good lit on how to prep redwood. These posts will be about 4 feet long at the longest. I will be putting them on cement footings. unless someone here can talk me out of that. Tys </snip>
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