So im completly new to milling. This is my first mill & stack attempt. I have posted previously about drying in garage questions and have been convinced to move the operation outside by you helpful Sawyers. The picture below is the final resting place. I have pine and red oak stacked. So far I have made every mistake and had every problem happen possible. I HOPE. (Some of you may remember from previous posts) ive had bugs... (Treated with bora care) ive had mold.... Treated bith borax...leveled the stacks several different times. Sealed the ends with SPAR urathane several coats. And now here I am. So my confusion comes from the end checking happening. I tested the woods M.C and it was 35% with no checks. Ok I stacked it as best as possible leveled and strapped it down. There is some variation in length but it was what I needed to do because I have no other place for shady spot or 4x4 to start a new stack. 3 weeks go by amd I,check the wood and I have the exact same moisture content but now,have end checking? Im not mad ive accepted early on its going to happen even to the pros but if the wood hasent dried out any how is it splitting? Lol. Any comments or suggestions are appreciated. Also how do you guys stack cookies? Amd I did all of this with the little money I have allotted for the experiment. I have many oaks and pines so next time I will use better sealer and treat for bugs immediately.