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Title: Estimated Footage Reduction in Kiln-Drying Air-Dried Hardwoods

Source: Southern Lumberman, issue of August 15, 1941. p.1.

Author(s): Rietz, Raymond C.

Publication Year: 1941  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: Air-dried boards shrink in width and thickness when they are kiln-dried to a lower moisture content. Although a change in thickness might be of concern particularly when the kiln-dried boards are thin, the reduction in footage associated with the shrinkage in width of the boards is usually of greater interest. The actual reduction in footage depends upon the species of wood, the moisture change that takes place in kiln-drying, whether the stock is plain or quarter sawed, and the distribution of widths and lengths of the boards in the particular shipment.

Keywords: kiln-drying; air-drying; hardwoods; footage reduction

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 112 kb(s)

Date posted: 01/31/2013
RITS Product ID: 63167

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