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Title: New Kiln Schedule for Presurfaced Oak Lumber

Source: Forest Products Journal

Author(s): McMillen, J.M.; Baltes, R.C.

Publication Year: 1972  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: An accelerated kiln schedule, previously developed for presurfaced northern red oak, was tested for 1-inch white and cherrybark oak. Internal checking was prevented in both species. Surface checking was prevented in the white oak but was excessive in the cherrybark oak, except when the first part of the schedule was considerably modified. Presurfacing, accelerated schedule, and higher air velocities were concluded to hold promise for substantial reductions in cost of drying red and white oak. Suggestions are given for seasoning cherrybark oak.

Keywords: ""drying, Checks, surface, kilns, seasoning, costs

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 478 kb(s)

Date posted: 08/06/2012
RITS Product ID: 60576

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