How long does it take to season split oak?

ikea_gwNovember 8, 2009

My neighbor gave me some split oak logs this spring. They've been sitting on a porch since then out of direct sun but also also of rain. The logs are 3 inches in diameter at most. Do you think they are ready for the fireplace?

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mainegrower

Oak takes longer to dry than any other wood I can think of - 2 years minimum even when split.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2009 at 5:41AM
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davidandkasie

it depends on WHERE you are. around here split oak will cure in a year, other areas 2 yrs or so. outdoor temps have a lot to do it, as does airflow.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2009 at 5:02PM
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