Sawmilling is Stickering @FrontierSawmills
Welcome to our latest blog post where we delve into the world of sawmilling and the essential process of stickering with Frontier Sawmills. Our team of experts are here to guide you through everything you need to know about this crucial step in the sawmilling process. So sit back, relax, and let’s explore the art of stickering with Frontier Sawmills.
H1 Heading: Stickering Techniques at Frontier Sawmills
When it comes to sawmilling, there are various techniques that are used to ensure that the final product is of high quality. One of these techniques is stickering. At Frontier Sawmills, we know that stickering is a crucial stage in the sawmilling process. It involves placing wooden spacers between stacks of lumber in order to allow air to circulate and prevent warping. In this article, we will delve deeper into the stickering process at Frontier Sawmills.
H2 Heading: What is Stickering?
Stickering is the process of using wooden sticks to separate and support stacked lumber. It is an essential process that is used to allow air circulation between the lumber. It also helps to reduce wood warping and staining. The sticks are typically placed perpendicular to the boards and are often referred to as “stickers”. The size of the stickers used varies depending on the thickness of the lumber, but they are typically between 3/4 inch and 1 inch thick.
H2 Heading: The Stickering Process at Frontier Sawmills
At Frontier Sawmills, we take stickering very seriously. Our team of skilled sawmill operators knows exactly how to stack and sticker lumber to prevent warping and staining. The process starts with freshly sawn lumber that is stacked and separated by stickers of the appropriate thickness. Depending on the moisture content of the wood, the lumber may be stacked for weeks or even months to allow it to dry properly.
H3 Heading: The Importance of Proper Stickering Techniques
Proper stickering techniques are critical to the sawmilling process. If the lumber is not stickered correctly, it can warp, twist or even crack. This can lead to significant loss of value and render the wood unusable. By using the right size and number of stickers, we can ensure that the lumber dries evenly and remains stable.
H3 Heading: Stickering Tips
- Use the appropriate size and number of stickers based on the thickness of the lumber
- Ensure that stickers are placed perpendicular to the boards
- Use dry and straight stickers to avoid warping
- Avoid over-stickering as this can restrict the flow of air circulation
- Stack lumber in dry and well-ventilated areas
- Regularly check the lumber to ensure that the stickers are still in place and haven’t shifted.
H2 Heading: Conclusion
Stickering is an essential stage in the sawmilling process. At Frontier Sawmills, we understand the importance of using proper stickering techniques to produce high-quality lumber. We ensure that all of our lumber is stickered correctly to prevent warping, twisting, and cracking. Our team of skilled sawmill operators puts in a lot of effort to ensure that our lumber is of the highest quality.
H2 Heading: FAQs
Q. Why is stickering important in sawmilling?
A. Stickering is important as it allows for air circulation between the lumber, which helps to prevent warping and staining.
Q. What is the appropriate size of stickers to use in lumber?
A. The appropriate size of stickers varies depending on the thickness of the lumber. Typically, stickers are between 3/4 inch and 1 inch thick.
Q. Can stickering be done with any type of wood?
A. Yes, stickering can be done with any type of wood. It is important to use dry and straight stickers to avoid warping.
Q. What happens if lumber is not stickered correctly?
A. If lumber is not stickered correctly, it can warp, twist, or even crack. This can lead to significant loss of value and render the wood unusable.
Q. How long should lumber be stickered for?
A. Depending on the moisture content of the lumber, it may be stacked and stickered for weeks or even months to allow it to dry properly.