In Japan, there is a way to dry wood in water. It is a method of soaking a log in water for about 6 months to a year, taking it out of the water, and letting it air dry for another 6 months to a year.
Do you think the wood will rot if soaked in water? In fact, that’s not the case.
This makes it easier to maintain the quality of the wood and is said to prevent warping and cracking. In addition, impurities in the wood can be washed away, and the surface of the wood is beautifully finished.
However, areas near the surface of the water are susceptible to physical damage and weathering and are prone to putrefaction. So we have to rotate the wood on a regular basis.
This is probably the most persevering drying method.
We, Suikoushya, plan to establish a school building in Ile de France in 2022.
This is a project that we want to build with Suikoushya graduates and professional woodworkers. Through this real construction project, Takami would like to pass not only Japanese woodworking techniqs and craftsmanship but also the spirit of the Japanese people involved in making things.
If you are interested in this project, Please check it out ★