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Use the information below to properly process and dry your wood yourself.

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Wind drying

Wood that we want to store for later use or to dry for indoor use must be slammed. By creating space between the planks, an airflow is created along the planks, so that the planks release moisture to the air and can dry quietly. Freshly sawn wood can easily become moldy and rot due to mutual contact. By laying this separately from each other, it can dry and the moisture percentage drops, so that mold no longer has a chance on your beautiful shelves.

dry wood


Out of the sun by means of a simple cover (do not enclose in plastic!!!) Wind is the determining factor in drying. A drafty old barn is ideal. An insulated draught-free shed is misery. It is fine to store it outside, provided it is kept out of the sun and rain by a simple cover at the top. Moisture from rain on the side of the package is not a problem and it dries quickly enough. Enclosing it completely in plastic so that the moisture cannot escape is the worst thing you can do.

The most ideal situation is that the airflow can pass both above and below the suit. This can be done by increasing it. It is desirable to have the pack of wood at least 10 cm off the ground by placing blocks under it. Lengths of 100 – 120 cm are standard. Preferably under each row of slats.

The slats

The slats are preferably dry and have a thickness between 18 and 25mm. This ensures good airflow through the wood. Make sure that they are placed straight above each other so that the pressure is evenly distributed and no planks are bent. The first batten is no more than 2.5 cm from the edge because of the tearing of the boards on the crosscut side. The centre-to-centre distance between the slats is between 40 and 60 cm, depending on the length of the plank.

Lat down

Pressure distribution is important when lifting. You can check this by placing only one thickness of planks on each layer and placing the stacking slats directly above each other. A variety of widths in 1 layer does not cause problems. Make sure that the suit eventually becomes a large rectangle, even if you do not always have the same lengths in the suit.

An old maxim says that wood dries an inch (2.5cm) per year in the wind. This of course depends on the environment and wind influence on the package, but it is a realistic assumption.

Sawmill Binthout from Zwolle

The Binthout social sawmill in Zwolle saws Dutch wood into usable planks and beams. Stadshout and Hollands Hout are given a new purpose as products . Have fun with your boards!

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