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Published by USDA Forest Service, Southeastern Area in Atlanta, Ga. (1720 Peachtree Rd., N.W., Atlanta, Ga. 30367) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hardwoods,
  • Drying,
  • Forest products,
  • Lumber

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby William W. von Segen. --
    ContributionsUnited States. Forest Service. Southeastern Area
    The Physical Object
    Pagination6 p. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25768042M
    OCLC/WorldCa8198895

    Publications Beakler, B. The data will be statistically analyzed to determine the usefulness of kiln schedule modifications or drying parameters as engineering control procedures to reduce emissions. If the base is not even the lumber will dry with the contour of the base, so it must be as flat and straight as you can get it. The traditional rule of thumb is to let the lumber air-dry for one year for each inch of thickness, but this is only a general rule and close monitoring of the lumber, especially with the help of a moisture meter, provides more flexibility. The effluent, after passing through activated charcoal, was analyzed to determine the effectiveness of the activated charcoal in removing TOC and in reducing the pH of the effluent from mixed hardwood kiln charges.

    For example, wide boards may cup and bow, depending on the grain Photo A and Photo B. Simpler methods If you want to dry smaller quantities or don't want to complicate your life by constructing a kiln, there are other, simpler strategies for finishing off your lumber. Drying was conducted through the use of a conventional kiln drying schedule and two modified kiln schedules designed to dry the lumber under milder drying conditions. You do get lower-grade material from your logs that you can turn into sticks, and you can always cut the material from logs that you don't value as highly, such as beech or ash. Align the stickers vertically so they transmit the weight of the stack straight down to the ground. On particularly valuable wide boards I have occasionally used small nylon ratchet straps to hold the board together, taking up the slack as the board shrinks.

    Wood is a dynamic material that responds to changes in humidity. Drying hardwood lumber introduces a potential environmental burden-the release of volatile organic compounds VOCs with the hot, humid kiln exhaust gases. Overall, a lower percentage of the total extractive content was removed during white oak drying 0. This is called anisotropic shrinkage.


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Save money with good air-drying practices for hardwood lumber by William W. Von Segen Download PDF Ebook

Try to get this weight to sit on top of the last stickers underneath. This may seem a little obsessive, but having a beautiful board split along a check will quickly drive you to find some solution to save such valuable lumber.

It isn't fun making your own sticks, endlessly passing boards through a table saw to produce them, let alone coming up with enough lower-grade material to cut up in the first place.

Drawers that are loose in the winter, but stick tight in the summer, Save money with good air-drying practices for hardwood lumber book as a perfect example. A kiln operator also can add or remove moisture from the kiln to insure that each piece of lumber is drying at a similar rate.

As log diameter and log grade increased so did the lumber grade yield. This base MUST be level and even with each other, the flatter you get it, the straighter the lumber. The other way the ice crystalizing on the outside of the wood is removed is by using a vacuum.

In severe cases, the entire at hand. You also can use portable buildings that have a metal frame and a plastic cover as long as the ends are open to the air and there is good flow across the pile.

Wood and Fiber Science Vol. Drying your own wood can be great, if you follow this advice: Be sure to level the stack's foundation, but provide for a slight drainage slope.

Ray, C. Green lumber is mostly utilized in the pallet industry. It is best to try to keep the pile one length. The more you are involved in producing the lumber you are using, the more meaningful the whole woodworking process can be. Some projects demand oak—a tree with very hard wood— certain characteristics from wood, though it takes 45 cu.

Brown, M. This is called anisotropic shrinkage.

How To Air

Excessive checking means drying too fast. Prepare a Good Foundation For outdoor drying, the foundation should be at least in. Since we are planning to use these resources, the idea is to air-dry the lumber until it will give up no more moisture without assistance, and then look at different ways to complete the drying process.

This is not so much the case with kiln-dried stock where commercial Save money with good air-drying practices for hardwood lumber book must dry lumber as quickly as possible. The good news is that, like solar and wind power, Mother Nature provides the means to accomplish the task using those two sources: temperature and air movement.

This is an ideal that isn't always possible to achieve, but it is worth striving for. Blankenhorn, N. Check the wood every few weeks outdoors and after moving it indoors. But only seal the figured area and not the whole board or the moisture will have difficulty escaping.

If this is a one-time proposition, overlap some scrap lumber on the stack to shed water, and strap or weight it down. A unique approach of modifying hardwood dry kiln schedules is being investigated in this project in the first phase of research.

Kiln-drying does not change this. I like to build my pile 4' wide and place the cross bunks every 2'. At Anderson-Tully, the goal is to air-dry the boards to a percent moisture content.

Place the timbers on in.Drying Hardwood Lumber focuses on common methods for drying lumber of different thickness, with minimal drying defects, for high quality applications.

Hardwood Lumber: A Buyer’s Guide. and, in some cases, to save money. For starters, the various hardwood Beyond Basic Lumber up and air-drying your own lumber. you, a pile of sawdust. Mar 21,  · As I stated earlier, air-drying lumber is not difficult. However, correctly building the pile is essential to producing good lumber, and a poor pile will absolutely haunt you through the life of that lumber.

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