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11-21-00, 09:38 AM   #1  
We are just about ready to finish construction. We put in green wood posts/columns. They are very large and tall. They are weeping orange and clear pitch. We hoped to let them dry in our home. About ready to move in and I am worried about there condition. How do we give them the utmost care so they will dry naturally and age well? They are Fir posts/colums and some have cracks going all the way to the top.

 
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12-16-00, 03:31 AM   #2  
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wood that is installed green should be raped or seald so they can dry slowly if the out side dries to fast it shrinck and cracks in some ways this is not a problem, other than how it looks, but if it dryes to fast it can become weak You can seal the beams wilh a clear water base sealer some times this will help, some do not change the look of the beams if they have large cracks this may have to be sprayed into them.......Have Fun....

 
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