About the author:
Peter Sieling has been a woodworker, lumber processor and kiln operator for over twenty five years. He has written several books for Mason Crest Publishing and Garreson Publishing, plus numerous articles for Bee Culture, Popular Woodworking, Sawmill and Woodlot, Better Homes and Gardens Wood magazine, and Christian Science Monitor. The author has owned and operated Garreson Lumber Company for over twenty years, drying over 750,000 BF of lumber.
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Without a Kiln
This book shows you how to air dry lumber with a minimum of defects such as checking, staining, and excessive warping. Once air dried, the lumber can be put through a kiln or brought down to kiln dried level inexpensively as described in the book. For cabinetmaking, lumber is usually kiln dried to a moisture content between 5 and 8%. Air dry lumber will warp and shrink. When used for interior projects. You can dry one board or several thousand BF to a kiln dried level in a room, shop, shed or garage.
45 pages, 8 1/2” X 11”.
$19.95 includes shipping.