Publication Details

Drying hard maple (Acer saccharum L.) lumber in a small dehumidification kiln

Year Published

2013

Publication

Res. Note NRS-196. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 6 p.

Abstract

Portable sawmill owners quickly recognize the advantage to kiln drying lumber they produce. Having the ability to provide properly kiln-dried lumber opens new market opportunities and can increase profit margins. However, the construction and operation of a dry kiln must be economical and simple. A small dehumidification dry kiln constructed and tested in Princeton, WV indicated that costs can be much less than a package kiln, and electricity costs to run the kiln seem to be very reasonable. Th e kiln did a good job drying maple lumber.

Keywords

dehumidification kiln; portable sawmill; maple lumber

Citation

Bennett, Neal. 2013. Drying hard maple (Acer saccharum L.) lumber in a small dehumidification kiln. Res. Note NRS-196. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 6 p. https://doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-196.

Last updated on: January 22, 2014