What to expect after Sawing

During sawing, you will need to have somewhere to stack up your lumber when

it's getting pulled off the sawmill. If available, hayracks  or trailers work great for this task if lumber will need moved around prior to stacking.

After sawing, you will need to prepare your lumber for the drying process to begin. This includes cleaning off excess sawdust, separating different thicknesses, lengths, and species. Then you will need to either build pallets (see pic) or arrange other fashion so lumber is up off of the ground. Then you need to place stickers between layers of board on 16" - 24" spacing and making sure that no boards are touching each other to ensure air flow through your lumber. Rule of thumb is proper air drying lumber takes 1 year per inch of thickness.R