Originally Posted by Gilogrt
... air drying it would be better and that it should be down to 15% in around 4 months. ......
Beware - e.m.c. for timber in a centrally heated house in the UK typically runs 8% to 10% - and for many species you get quite large movement between 15% and 8%.
Wytch Elm sometimes has a striking green coloured figure through it - can be a stunning looking timber.