Thursday, January 5, 2017

Getting Ready For The Kiln

Staging and stickering to fit all 30,000 bf into the kiln. This will be a batch of green and wet lumber that will cook for two weeks. It will start at 120 F, then for the last few days go to 140 F. It's actually very scientific, with strategic hydrometers, massive fans, and enough BTUs to heat 150,000 pounds of wood from zero F to 140 F. The kiln fuel is wood waste from logging and sawmills. It burns extremely hot and efficient.

This is Ash that was killed by the Emerald Ash Borer. I felled it, skidded it, sawed it, and stickered it, almost completely alone. It will be dried, then milled into new flooring for the farmhouse.

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