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    rodgers white is offline Senior Member
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    ...stack the wood...

    Hi there. Would you please proofread the following text? Any help would be appreciated.

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    After preparing the ground to build on, the next step was to send teams of timber cutters out to hew timber from the fallen trees, those least broken and or shattered, for building their houses and public places, etc. One group would hew the trees while another would cut and size them to suit various building designs Gan had given them. Gan had not only designed the houses but had listed the amount and size of the timber needed. This meant the timber cutters could stack the wood for each building together.

    The timber couldn’t be put to purpose immediately though, it had to be seasoned first, which usually meant leaving it outside to dry for a year, but Gan came up with a way to do it faster. The timber would be stacked as usual but in a grid arrangement with other stacks, and fires would be placed at intervals in the gaps between each stack to warm the air around them, which would dry the wood more quickly. Of course, the downside was that the fires had to be attended to, day and night, not only to keep them going but to make sure that the timber itself did not catch fire. The upside was that it was a useful way to get rid of all the excess wood debris.
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    Re: ...stack the wood...

    Quote Originally Posted by rodgers white View Post
    Hi there. Would you please proofread the following text? Any help would be appreciated.

    ************************************************** **************************************************

    After preparing the ground to build on (site for the buildings to be constructed), the next step was to send teams of timber cutters out to hew timber from the fallen trees, those least broken and or shattered damaged, for building their houses and public places buildings, etc. One group would hew the trees while another would cut and size them to suit various building designs Gan had given them. Gan had not only designed the houses but had listed the amount quantity and sizes of the timber needed. This meant the timber cutters could stack sort out the wood to be used for each building together.

    The timber couldn’t be put to purpose use immediately though. It had to be seasoned first, which usually meant leaving it outside to dry for a year, but Gan came up with a way to do it faster. The timber would be stacked as usual but in a grid arrangement in rows with other stacks, and fires would be placed at intervals in the gaps between each stack stacks to warm the air around them, which would dry the wood more quickly. Of course, the downside was that the fires had to be attended to, day and night, not only to keep them going but to make sure that the timber itself did not catch fire. The upside was that it was a useful way to get rid of all the excess wood debris.
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