Dry Your Wood?

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Drying at home is a simple method, but is extremely time-consuming. It varies due to the wood species, moisture level, lumber thickness, and other factors. When drying wood, it should be stored at a humidity level (equilibrium moisture content). The basic rule to drying wood at home is one year per inch of the wood thickness.

Kiln dry is a popular method, it maintains the drying process. The wood is placed in a controlled humidity room to obtain an acceptable moisture content. When kiln drying, it will dry wood evenly and quickly, which avoids defects and kills bacteria. The cons to consider is: it may cause stress to the wood if kiln dry improperly. It could lead to case-hardening, which happens when the outer shell drys faster than the inner shell.

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