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Offline crazylegs

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Stourhead National Trust Timber
« on: November 05, 2017, 02:37:26 PM »
I was at Stourhead this morning. They are selling green sycamore (some splating) and green ash planks. Approx 8ft long 10 inches wide and 2 inches thick. £16 a plank.
I thought this was not a bad price. I got a couple of sycamore to dry out in the garage. Might be of interest to others near by.
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Re: Stourhead National Trust Timber
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2017, 10:36:48 PM »
Yes,seen them last week ,tempted,  good job they wouldn't fit in the car ,allready have more than enough timber! Ken

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Re: Stourhead National Trust Timber
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2017, 12:13:55 PM »
Whats the best way to dry it out? Leave it as planks or cut it up into square bits ?
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Re: Stourhead National Trust Timber
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2017, 03:59:35 PM »
Leave it as planks. With square pieces, there's always a high risk of losing a few inches on either side to checking. If you leave it as planks, you only have two ends that can check.

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Re: Stourhead National Trust Timber
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2017, 06:23:18 PM »
Sycamore is best left in plank form and stood up

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Re: Stourhead National Trust Timber
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2017, 06:24:14 PM »
thanks for the tips. I have it stood up so it will stay where it is.
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Re: Stourhead National Trust Timber
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2017, 08:05:50 PM »
You might also want to treat the sycamore planks with a borax solution. Somebody on this forum suggested this when I got my hands on a lot of sycamore. Without the borax, there's a high risk of getting a fungal infect which will turn your sycamore from its nice blonde colour into a dull grey. Worked a treat for me.

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Re: Stourhead National Trust Timber
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2017, 10:19:18 PM »
thanks, I will. Flea bay seems a good starting point.
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Re: Stourhead National Trust Timber
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2017, 06:14:11 PM »
treated and stood in the corner to dry. How long should I leave it ?
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Re: Stourhead National Trust Timber
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2017, 10:14:26 AM »
Until you need it.