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Offline sturgeon

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Kiln drying wood in Marylanf
« on: January 31, 2009, 01:19 PM »
I have approx 190 board feet of cherry wood air drying in my backyard that I want to have further kiln dried and turned into either tongue and groove flooring or an entertainment center in my family room.  Any ideas where I can get the wood
dried, planed, and ready for use?

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Offline JayStPeter

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Re: Kiln drying wood in Marylanf
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2009, 04:39 PM »
I had some wood dried by a local guy down here in St. Marys county once.  I can try to find his name if you're interested.  For cherry, you want it to air dry for a few months before putting it into a kiln.
The guy at Hardwoods Inc. in Frederick was geared up for milling rough lumber into flooring last time I was there.  He has a monster jointer, planer, and shaper to do millwork.
You can also rent shop time at the Woodcraft shop in Rockville.  They have an 8" jointer (or two) and a 15 or 20" planer.
Jay St. Peter

Offline sturgeon

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Re: Kiln drying wood in Marylanf
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2009, 09:12 AM »
Thanks for the info.  The wood has been stacked and drying since Sep but would like to get it fully kiln dried before we decide what exactly to use it for.  I have heard about an Amish person in St Mary's County but can't get any details on how to get in touch with him. Supposedly he kiln dries, planes, makes tongues and grooves, and also just straight lumber.

Offline JayStPeter

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Re: Kiln drying wood in Marylanf
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2009, 10:22 AM »
I drug my logs to an Amish mill, but had to take them somewhere else to be dried.  When dealing with the Amish, you just have to show up.  A lot of times they will have a non-Amish POC, but they don't advertise or put themselves in the phone book.  Word of mouth is the only way.  If you find out where that guy is, let me know.  I might be able to do a fly-by for you and verify he will be there when you want to drop it off.
Jay St. Peter