Coastal Lumber also produces more than 110 million board feet of green and air-dried lumber
, and industrial-grade hardwoods for use in the pallet and railroad tie industries.
The quality of the dried air-dried lumber was good, i.
Future work could examine the relative drying times and degrade losses in green-sorted and air-dried lumber that is subsequently kiln-dried.
Because the NIR spectrometer gathers information from the surface of the wood, this technology may be less useful for scanning air-dried lumber
, where significant gradients in MC can exist between the core and the surface layers.
For each charge, the kiln operator loaded the air-dried lumber
into the DH kiln and started the drying schedule.
is that which has been "stickered" and allowed to dry in an outside environment, down to a m.
Kiln-drying degrade was estimated based on data obtained from two large packs of air-dried lumber
The majority of kiln drying operations have lower than normal kiln-dried lumber inventories and very little air-dried lumber
The majority of respondents (62%) were sawmills, and nearly half of them sell only green or air-dried lumber
More than half of the weight of rough, air-dried lumber
is water or waste material.