I am considering starting up a part time portable sawmilling business with hopes to go full time in a couple of years. My target customer will need kiln-dried lumber and I am considering the solar kiln described in the "Processing Trees to Lumber" article. I am in middle Georgia and we have hot and sticky summers. Given what I believe are typically high humidity conditions, would the solar kiln still be an effective method of drying my lumber?
(Sawing and Drying Forum)
From contributor E:
You might want to consider a dehumidification kiln, like a Nyle 200 to begin with. I'm located in SW Alabama. You can control the drying process a lot better than with a solar kiln. I've had a Nyle for over 2 years and am well pleased with its performance and consistent results.