The large post and beam boards for the timber frame are used in what is called their "Green" state meaning they are cut and put up without drying. These large beams end up drying over many years. As part of this drying process they may develop surface cracks that are not usually structurally but can add character to the beams.
The finish wood for flooring, ceiling and cabinetry work need to be dried in a kiln and many times plained with some more exacting equipment than we have. We have been fortunate to find a couple of people who own a company very close to us called Kiln Works who really take a lot of pride in their work and their love for the natural beauty of wood certainly shows. The company is Kilhn Works, 588 Airport Road, North Haverhill, NH 03774, 603-787-6430
A load of lumber air drying outside the kiln
Steve is standing next to another pallet of air dried lumber. Notice the layers are separated with stickers to facilitate the drying process
Our pine softwood boards for the outside of the Barn House were taken to a kiln at Goss Lumber which specializes in drying sofwood.
Goss lumber was used to kiln dry the softwood boards.