Hello, All.

My wife and I have been dreaming of building a Timberframe in Virginia for years. We want to use locally harvested pine.

We have a bandsaw mill and want to cut our own timbers but we have been told all the timbers have to be CUT within 2 months of each other or they will be in different states of dryness.

Since we can't get all the logs at one time from our local tree guy, our question is this:

"How long will pine logs last without molding or rotting if properly stored off the ground"?

We can get 60 logs this summer and if we can store them until next summer when we're ready to build, they would be free. If not, we may not have access to free logs next year on time...

We appreciate your knowledgeable reply in advance.