How long does it take for Willow to dry?
Simply so, how do you dry willow?
Allow willow rods to dry before weaving them into a basket. You will need 3 to 5 willow stools, with20 to 30 rods each, to weave one medium basket. You'll want to plan this into your willow garden. (Before weaving, soak the dry willow rods until you can bend them around your wrist, without cracking them.
One may also ask, can you burn willow tree wood? Answer: Willow wood may be burned in a fireplace if it is adequately cured (dried). It produces less heat than many other woods, but it may be burned unless the tree was recently treated with pesticides. If it has been treated, it may still be possible to use the firewood, depending on what was used to treat the tree.
Besides, how long do you soak willow for?
Before you can weave with dried willow it must be soaked in fresh water. Brown Willow takes the longest and is generally soaked for a day per foot of the length of the rod and then wrapped in a damp sheet to mellow for a couple of days (eg 5ft long rods are soaked for 5 days and mellowed for 2 days).
Can you over soak Willow?
If you are in a hurry you could try soaking in hot water to shorten the soaking time. You could soak the willow in a soaking bag, in the bath or in an outdoor pond or pool. You will have to weigh down the willow to keep it submerged.
Soaking times for buff willow.