I was given several hundred BF of oak that was cut at least 5 years ago and air dried. The problem is that it still feels wet. I know "get a moisture meter" which I will should I ever decide to use it on a major project. For now though I have sliced some 1/4" x 4" boards that I want to make small boxes out of. Does anyone have any suggestions on making sure the wood is dry by putting it in a microwave for a few seconds? Since the pieces will only be about 5" long and 1/4 thick it seems like it would be feasible.