Air dried lumber is wood that is allowed to dry, or “season”, naturally. To help aid air drying, lumber is typically stacked with “stickers”, or small strips of wood between the boards to allow air to circulate. While air drying is low cost, it can take a long time to dry depending on wood species, ambient temperature and humidity, and wind.
We use a combination of kiln drying and air drying to take advantage of the benefits of each. The result is a very stable product that will provide decades of trouble free enjoyment.