Understanding the Drying of Wood
Here's a handy resource on the hows and whys of drying lumber. June 21, 2007
Reprinted with permission from the Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Kentucky.
By James E. Reeb, Wood Products and Utilization Specialist
This publication from the Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Kentucky discusses the interaction of water and wood, reasons for drying wood, and the processes used to dry wood, both commercially and at home.
To download the file below, right click and choose "save target as." The document is in Acrobat PDF format. Download the latest Acrobat Reader if required. To view the file, left click the link below.
Would you like to add information to this article?
Interested in writing or submitting an article?
Have a question about this article?
Have you reviewed the related Knowledge Base areas below?
KnowledgeBase: Knowledge Base
KnowledgeBase: Primary Processing
KnowledgeBase: Primary Processing: Air Drying Lumber
KnowledgeBase: Primary Processing: Kiln Operation
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in
any manner without permission of the Editor.
Review WOODWEB's Copyright Policy.
The editors, writers, and staff at WOODWEB try to promote safe practices.
What is safe for one woodworker under certain conditions may not be safe
for others in different circumstances. Readers should undertake the use
of materials and methods discussed at WOODWEB after considerate evaluation,
and at their own risk.
335 Bedell Road
Montrose, PA 18801
Copyright © 1996-2016 - WOODWEB ® Inc.