How to kiln dry woodadmin
Drying wood in large,Kiln drying removes more of the moisture than air-drying, thereby helping to reduce the chances of the wood splintering and warping. In addition, it ensures that there are no insects or mold existing inside of the wood. Kiln drying can be a costly process, and as a result, it is used most commonly to dry wood that will be used in building projects, although it is sometimes used to make firewood.
Then we will tell you the steps of kiln drying wood as follows:
Collect the wood to be dried and check to ensure that it is all a uniform size. Woods in varying sizes will dry at different lengths, causing some to remain too moist and others to burn. In addition, check to see that the wood is not to long to fit inside of the kiln without making contact with the inside of the kiln. Cut the wood if necessary.
Heat the kiln properly.
Place one layer of wood into the kiln, placing each board at least one inch apart from the others.
Lay small boards, known as stickers, overtop of the first layer of wood in order to allow air to flow over the exterior of the wood. The stickers should be placed flush with the end of each board in order to prevent warping.
Place the second layer on top of the first followed by another layer of stickers. Continue stacking wood in this manner until all of the wood has been placed into the kiln.
Allow the wood to heat until it is thoroughly dry and take it out of the kiln. Store in a dry place.