Kiln Drying of Hardwood Lumber
This is a basic course designed for kiln operator trainees, plant managers, and supervisors. No previous drying experience or training is necessary.
Instruction will include lectures and demonstrations. Wood moisture relations, kiln operation, lumber handling and storage, and drying schedule preparation will be emphasized as it relates to drying hardwood lumber.
- Anyone who needs a basic understanding of drying hardwood lumber.
- Kiln operator trainees
- Plant managers
- How to dry hardwood lumber efficiently with minimal defect.
- Wood/moisture relations
- Kiln operation
- How to improve the way lumber is handled and stored
- Dry kiln schedule development
William Elmendorf, Ph.D.