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    Author(s): Neal Bennett
    Date: 2013
    Source: Res. Note NRS-196. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 6 p.
    Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    Portable sawmill owners quickly recognize the advantage to kiln drying lumber they produce. Having the ability to provide properly kiln-dried lumber opens new market opportunities and can increase profit margins. However, the construction and operation of a dry kiln must be economical and simple. A small dehumidification dry kiln constructed and tested in Princeton, WV indicated that costs can be much less than a package kiln, and electricity costs to run the kiln seem to be very reasonable. Th e kiln did a good job drying maple lumber.

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    Bennett, Neal. 2013. Drying hard maple (Acer saccharum L.) lumber in a small dehumidification kiln. Res. Note NRS-196. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 6 p.

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    dehumidification kiln, portable sawmill, maple lumber

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