All About Wood Session 8: Drying Lumber

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Duration: 5:17

Cutting logs into planks is only one part of the conversion process. Once cut, the lumber will be very wet, and needs to be dried. There are two common approaches; air drying and kiln drying. There are distinct advantages and disadvantages to each method including working characteristics, and the possibility that the drying process changes the natural color of the wood. In this session, you’ll get the ins and outs of each process.