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Title: Kiln drying of White fir

Source: Reprinted from the August, 1947, issue of West Coast Lumberman Volume 74, 1947; 2 p.

Author(s): Smith, H.H.

Publication Year: 1947  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: The kiln drying of white fir (Abies concolor) was studied as a part of a broad utilization program for this species undertaken by the Forest Products Laboratory in cooperation with the California Forest and Range Experimental Station. The relatively low price of white fir lumber has encouraged the use of severe commercial drying schedules in order to reduce its drying time to a minimum, and drying defects have been reported from use of such schedules. The purpose of this study was to develop a kiln schedule bywhich white fir could be dried rapidly to a final moisture content of 12 to 14 percent without objectionable defects.

Keywords: abies concolor, kiln drying

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 776 kb(s)

Date posted: 10/28/2015
RITS Product ID: 77692

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