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Title: Dehumidification Drying for Small Woodworking Firms and Hobbyists Building Your own Lumber Dry Kiln with Local Building Materials

Source: UW Ext. PUB-FR-396; 2007

Author(s)Bowe, Scott; Molzahn, Patrick; Bond, Brian; Bergman, Richard; Mace, Terry; Hubbard, Steve

Publication Year: 2007  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: In recent years, we have received hundreds of requests for small scale lumber dry kiln plans from woodworking hobbyists. People were looking for an inexpensive and simple kiln design that could cost effectively dry as little as a few hundred board feet of lumber or as much as several thousand board feet of lumber each year. There are many different kiln designs including solar, dehumidification, direct or indirect fired, and vacuum kilns. For small operations, there is a large amount of information available on solar kiln design and operation. However, solar lumber kilns are not effective for large portions of the calendar year in northern climates (due to cold winter temperatures).

Keywords: dehumidificaiton drying, small woodworking, hobbyist

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 1,038 kb(s)

Date posted: 08/02/2010
RITS Product ID: 68269
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Bergman, Richard
Research Forest Products Technologist
  

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