Question On An Upright Build.

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by DLemos, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. DLemos

    DLemos

    Sep 7, 2015
    So this tree fell down in my backyard, and I want to make an upright out of it, using the roots as the "stand," and carve the neck out of the middle of the tree. My question is: Is there anything I can do to preserve the interior wood during the drying process?
     
  2. Beej

    Beej

    Feb 10, 2007
    Vancouver Island
    Once the boards are milled to the sizes you want, paint/wax the ends of the boards and sticker them (stack them with pieces of lath between them to help them dry). In a year or two per inch of thickness, they should be dry enough to use. You'd benefit from a moisture meter to determine the moisture content. Expect some cupping, checking and twisting in the lumber and plan accordingly for the build.

    This all assuming the wood is build worthy - what kind of tree is it?
     
  3. DLemos

    DLemos

    Sep 7, 2015
    I am not sure on the kind of tree. Could you identify it with pictures?
     
  4. Beej

    Beej

    Feb 10, 2007
    Vancouver Island
    Probably - especially if you have shots of the branches and leaves...
     
  5. DLemos

    DLemos

    Sep 7, 2015
    No leaves I reckon, it is has been much too cold over here.
     
  6. DLemos

    DLemos

    Sep 7, 2015
    I can try to snag some pictures tomorrow. It is kind of dark as well.