Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): E.W. Price; P. Koch
    Date: 1982
    Source: Wood and Fiber 13(2):115-119
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
    PDF: Download Publication  (665 KB)


    To dry to 10% moisture content, 4- and 6-inch-wide lumber 1.75 inch thick required about 13.7 h (including 4 3/4-h kiln warmup time) in 5-ft-wide loads at 260 F (wet-bulb temperature was 180 F) on 1.00-inch-thick sticks with air cross-circulated at 1,000 fpm. If air velocity is increased to 1,400 fpm or stick thickness increased to 1.5 inches, kiln time required to reach 10% moisture content should be about 12.5 h (including 4 3/4-h kiln warmup time).

    Publication Notes

    • You may send email to to request a hard copy of this publication.
    • (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.


    Price, E.W.; Koch, P. 1982. A note of effects of kiln stick thickness and air velocity on drying time of southern pine 2 by 4 and 2 by 6 lumber. Wood and Fiber 13(2):115-119


    High temperature drying, moisture content, drying rate, kiln drying, air circulation, flexural properties

    Related Search

    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page