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Morning forum,
I need some decorative white timber for my boat and a recently felled holly tree in the back garden is ideal for this. The trunk has been rough cut into 15mm x 40mm x 2.5m planks that are currently hanging in the garage.

Any hints or tips on how to season this stuff? Any help would be much appreciated!

Regards,
David.
 

mahking51

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Just cut some Holly logs today approx 8-10" diameter and 12-18" long.
From bitter past experience I knew that I had to IMMEDIATELY seal the ends so slathered on a really thick coat of neat Bond It PVA glue and then another asap.
In the past the shakes have been horrendous and also twists.
I only want short pieces for some small jobs so I hope all will be well when it dries out (couple of years??). I have heard that keeping wrapped in plastic is good too.is well worth it, turns beautifully and is great to wrk with planes and a lovely colour.
Regards
martin
 

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