What thickness would you have persimmon sawed at? I have about 250 bd ft I'm going to saw and sell.
(Sawing and Drying Forum)
From contributor D:
Let me tell you about my recent experience with persimmon. A month ago a friend of mine showed up with five 6' logs that he had just cut down. 18" at the base. He was looking for 4" thick to turn and sufficient wood to make a kitchen table. Within 4 days I sliced up 5/4 boards and 4" slabs, stacked, stickered, and strapped down. Air dry under cover in an open shed. The wood is very unstable. It began to split, check, warp, twist, and cup. At one point it sounded like when you pour milk on Rice Crispies. This wood seems to be very hydroscopic. When the humidity went up, the cracks closed up. Maybe the more experienced sawyers have some insight on how to process this type of wood properly.