Keeping wood "green"?

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Maxwellol

Tenderfoot
Feb 10, 2013
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Manchester
Hi all

Salavged some really nice bits of wood from the forest floor today, but won't be able to work on them for a few days. Is there an easy way to keep them from drying without them festering?

I'm sure I read a similar thread on this not so long ago, so if anybody wants to just direct me there that'd be grand :D

Thanks
 

ozzy1977

Full Member
Jan 10, 2006
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Henley
A few days left outside o the floor won't make any difference, you can seal the ends with paint to slow down the drying process
 

Viktor

Tenderfoot
Dec 27, 2011
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Sweden
If it's just for a few days keep it outside or in a cold place and you don't need to seal the ends. Only reason to seal the end is when you when drying the wood and want to prevent ends from cracking.
Another way to keep it "green" is to store it in a plastic bag so you give it a micro climate, this way you can lower or rise the water content easily.

edit: forgot to say if you leave it outside don't lay it directly on the ground, put something under so air can flow around it.
 
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