Drying cedar boards
We just purchased rough hewn cedar boards to replace some lap siding on our house. There are 11 boards, and they are 8' x 12" wide.
We need to let them dry, and then plan to cut and stain them before installation.
It is hot and humid outside. Should we dry them outside in the sun? Because we only have a few, we could bring them inside the air conditioned house to dry. I assume they need to be separated as opposed to stacked. Should we lean them against the wall on the ends, or let them lay flat? How long do they need to dry?
Thanks for any advice you can offer.