Drying hackberry is easy, provided you move quickly. June 5, 2001
Is hackberry as difficult or time-consuming to dry as white oak? I know that there are furniture makers who prefer it as a replacement for oak.
Hackberry is easy to dry. Dry it fast in order to prevent gray stain. Air drying is not suggested. Fresh logs are best, with freshly sawn lumber stacked ASAP and put into good drying ASAP.
Gene Wengert, forum technical advisor
This stuff will stain overnight! Must be sawn, stacked and dried very promptly.
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