‘Two Minute Tuesdays’ Topic: Wood Seasoning
Our new 2 minute Tuesdays video tutorials. The topic of wood seasoning is one which I can evolve with adding new videos as I produce them. The seasoning of green lumber once it has been sawn. The sawing process produces wood sections ready for air or kiln drying.
Quarter Sawn VS Plain Sawn
Seasoning lumber is only part of the journey of processing timber. Before we can seasoning the wood we have to cut the log into sizes that can be used in carpentry and joinery projects. In this video, I explain the difference between the three most common methods of cutting the log. Plain Sawn, Rift Sawn and Quarter Sawn.
Wood Moisture Content
When we have to use wood or machined timber we need to know whether the wood is seasoned or not. Don’t fret as there is a tool to do this, the moisture meter. In this video, I try to cover the wood moisture content in just 2 minutes. Seasoning wood to a usable moisture content for furniture or firewood is essential. When seasoning wood or airdrying you will need wooden stickers. These Stickers provide airspace between the planks of wood for airflow so the wood dries evenly.
Pin or Pin less Moisture Meter
When we have to use wood or machined timber we need to know whether the wood is seasoned or not. Don’t fret as there is a tool to do this, the moisture meter. The moisture meter is available in two main types: The Pin type and the pinless. In this video, I explain the difference between the two. You can read my article about seasoning timber in this article. https://wallybois.com/what-is-wood-seasoning-explained/
Tiger Oak VS Quarter Sawn Tiger Oak
In this video, I explain the relationship between Tiger Oak and Quarter Sawn Oak and how they are actually the same wood. Please note in this video I refer to Tiger Oak as Tiger Wood but this should not get confused with Tigerwood. Tigerwood is a Brazilian exotic hardwood and also known as Brazilian koa, Congowood, African walnut, coubaril, bototo, zorrowood or muiracatiara