Drying Eastern Hardwood Lumber

Authoritative how-to on cost-effective kiln-drying of hardwood lumber. November 24, 2007

By John M. McMillen
Eugene M. Wengert

Interest in broader utilization of hardwoods has been spurred by shortages of softwoods and an apparent surplus of hardwoods. However, to greatly increase use of hardwoods will require simplified drying procedures. At the same time, the better grades of hardwoods must be seasoned by methods less wasteful of both material and the energy required to dry it. These facts make this publication desirable.

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