Next door neighbor had a tree taken down and asked me how much wood I wanted. I said, "yes". So I spent the first day clearing out space and cutting up firewood. Today I started milling. I just recently started milling and am having a blast. So far, the only thing I've built is a giant 25 foot long picnic table at a disc golf course I work on. But now I have slabs at home. I just need to figure out how to get them dry and where to store them for the next year while I decide what to do.
The wide coffee table slabs were drenched in the middle. I think it was just on the brink of starting to rot, but it's still hard (not punky), that's why they're so dark. I'm cutting them to 2 1/4" thick and planning on making a few table tops that are at least 1 1/2" thick when finished. Do I really have to wait 2 years for these thing s to dry? How do you keep them from getting moldy if they're always a little bit damp?