Drying Wood

Asked March 1, 2019, 1:46 AM EST

I need information on drying wood. I have small woodcraft hobby/business. I have problems with my small logs not being dry enough, causing bugs, rotting and the wood twisting and cracking as it dries. I was thinking about a small solar kiln or other kilns or drying methods. Would you have information available on proper drying methods and solar kiln plans. I am really ignorant about this subject. I am very small time. Duane Clark, Florence, Oregon

Lane County Oregon

1 Response

Good morning Duane. Glad to assist here. We have several links to resources on lumber drying, including information for small-scale drying and solar kilns, on our website - see http://owic.oregonstate.edu/wood-drying.

Let me know if you have any questions after you've had a chance to review these materials.