Kiln in Hudson valley New York area

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Forum topic by Ray67 posted 02-24-2016 03:34 AM 793 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-24-2016 03:34 AM

Topic tags/keywords: kiln new york hudson valley

I’m just getting into woodworking. Yesterday I picked up some cherry wood and I’m looking for someone with a kiln in the Hudson valley area to dry some wood.

Thank you

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#1 posted 02-26-2016 09:19 PM

if you do find a kiln,they generally won’t mix depending on how much cherry you have you might have to wait until they are putting cherry in the kiln.Until then you should stack and sticker it.stickers being 1×2’s spacers between every board every 2 or 3 ft. through out the length of the lumber and let it air dry,and seal the end with some latex paint.and keep the stack protected,Like under an overhang of some sort so it gets good air flow .I prefer air dried lumber,but some folks would argue that..the rule of thumb for air drying is 1 year for every 1” of thickness.Otherwise 2”thick should sit for 2 yrs. but then you would have to get yourself a moisture meter,they’re not that expensive.What I like to do is when the meter reads 12% I’ll bring the lumber into the shop for a month or two or until the meter reads 10% but 8 is better before I start working with it.

I hope this helps

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#2 posted 02-26-2016 09:52 PM

I live in the the area, and would be interested too. I’ve thought about building a kiln/shack 10×10 but the wife isn’t a fan of the idea…..
sticking and stacking for me for now too!!!

-- You can tell a lot about your wife by her hands, for example if they are around your throat she's prolly pissed off at you...

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#3 posted 02-27-2016 12:50 PM

Thank you very much for all that great information. I don’t have that much to be kiln. Really wanted to go back and take all the wood the man was selling but just don’t have the funds.
The other day I found a lumber place that does provide kiln service. I didn’t tell them how much lumber I had to kiln but they told me that they would charge $1 per bdft. Is that the going rate for kiln drying?

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#4 posted 02-27-2016 12:58 PM

If you can’t find it, do a google on Virginia Tech Solar Kiln plan.

While not as Quick as a commercial Kiln would be quite as effective.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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