Dr. James Sanders White Solar Lumber Drying Kiln

We believe that to have sustainable forests, we must learn to use methods that maximize landowner profits while reducing impacts of logging.Much value can be added to timber by cutting the logs into boards and drying them in a kiln. Our solar lumber kiln uses sunlight for heat and electricity generated from sunlight for circulation of air. The pictures below show the heating collecting chamber and the lumber stack. Heated air circulates through the lumber, drying it in the process. Other than labor, the costs of drying the lumber is very low.



  Published 16 August 2005     Last modified  30 July 2012      © Clay Hill Memorial Forest 2005

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