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I'm sure glad there are so many knowledgeable woodworkers and carpenters on this site, as I can use all the help I can get.
I am a retired physician that just wants to cut on wood in my shop, in opposed to a hospital. I do have a rather large shop 3,000 sq.ft., with only about 2,000 down stairs. My problem is with just what machinery and tools I have now I am not over run with floor space.
I have started building Patio furniture out of Eastern Red Cedar (aromatic cedar), and have a trailer load of about 1200 bd.ft. in which I have just picked up from the sawmill. It is setting in front of the overhead door taking up valuable shop footage.
What I need to know is: (at least for now)
What can you tell me about ways to store this wood?
I mean vertical vs horizontal? what kind of rack? etc.
Has anyone got pictures of what they are using?
AND!!!! I have a kiln, but what is the purpose or advantage of kiln drying this wood as to just using green wood if the furniture I'm building will be left outside anyway?
In the future, I would like to build some toys for my Grandchildren, and maybe a bed room suit. You get the idea, things like that.
Thanks for any and all your help, I've tinkered with wood most of my life, but really I'm kind of like a fish out of water.
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