Kiln

If you are going to use your finished lumber in either home construction, remodeling, furniture construction, or other precision wood working, you will want it kiln dried.

  • Your log sits for at least a couple of weeks in order to remove initial moisture content, minimize warp and wood tension.
  • Your lumber is carefully stacked in the kiln with air circulation space between each layer.
  • Heated air circulates above, below, and around each board and gradually dries your lumber to its optimum moisture content.
  • Your lumber is heated to 140 degrees Fahrenheit to kill insects, ants, and bugs.
  • Your lumber is heated for approximately 30 days per inch of thickness to reduce moisture content to around 8%.
  • Your now fully dried lumber is ready for the next step (planing or whatever you have in store).

 

Milled Lumber Stacked in the Kiln and Ready to be Dried

 

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