Lumber Air Dry Rates

 

Approximate number of days to air-dry green 1″ lumber to 20% M.C.

SOFTWOODS

HARDWOODS

SPECIES

DAYS

SPECIES

DAYS

Baldcypress

100-300

Alder

20-180

Douglas Fir:

 

Ash

60-200

Coast

20-200

Aspen:

 

Interior North

20-180

Bigtooth

50-150

Interior South

10-100

Quaking

50-150

Interior West

20-120

Basswood

40-150

Hemlock:

 

Beech, American

70-200

Eastern

90-200

Birch:

 

Western

60-200

Yellow

70-200

Western Larch

60-120

Butternut

60-200

Pine:

 

Cherry, Black

70-200

Eastern White

60-200

Cottonwood

60-150

Jack

40-200

Elm

60-150

Lodgepole

15-150

Hackberry

30-150

Ponderosa

15-150

Hickory

60-200

Red

40-200

Magnolia

40-150

Southern Pine:

 

Maple:

 

Loblolly

30-150

Biglead

60-180

Longleaf

30-150

Red

30-120

Shortleaf

30-150

Silver

30-120

Slash

30-150

Sugar

50-200

Sugar Pine:

 

Oak:

 

Light

15-90

Northern Red

70-200

Sinker

45-200

Northern White

80-250

Western White

15-150

Southern Red

100-300

Redwood:

 

Southern White

120-320

Light

60-185

Pecan

60-200

Sinker

200-365

Poplar, Yellow

40-150

Spruce:

 

Sweetgum:

 

Engelmann

20-120

Heartwood

70-300

Red

30-120

Sapwood

60-200

Sitka

40-150

Sycamore, American

30-150

White

30-120

Tanoak

180-365

 

 

Tupelo

70-200

 

 

Walnut, Black

70-200

 

 

Willow, Black

30-150

 

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