To everyone that is in the forums you provide lots of valuable information on everything and great tips around the problems that we all run into.
I need some help with black walnut. My wife’s co-worker is cutting down some black walnut and I have been able to get some. I think it might be two feet in diameter and eight feet long for the piece I want. It’s a good size tree. I was wondering how long it would need to dry if I store it in my house in the basement after cutting into boards. I live in Canada.
I’ve never dried my own lumber, so fwiw, I’ve read that the “rule of thumb” is an inch of thickness takes a year — when stored outside. When stored inside in optimal conditions, that drops to about 3-4 months per inch of thickness. Of course, in both cases, it assumes you have properly stickered your boards and have proper air flow around them, your basement doesn’t flood, etc, etc. Matt Cremona is a YouTuber who does a lot of cutting trees into boards and drying his own boards both inside and in his basement, and those are his generalities.