Kiln Drying Services
Kiln Dried lumber is a must if you are building high quality furniture or items where wood stabilitiy and sterilization (no bugs) is important. We have two different types of kilns here at M2 Lumber; both a Solar Kiln and an Electric Vacuum Kiln. They can both dry wood according to the NHLA Standards, but our Electric Vacuum kiln is the fastest and most efficient.
How does it work and what does it cost?
Our Vacuum Kiln can hold up to 2,000 bdft and can dry most lumber within 1-2 weeks. Wood can be loaded and dried right away, however it is strongly recommended to let wood air dry until it reaches it's Fiber Saturation Point (typically this is around 20% MC). Drying lumber before this is achieved will be more expensive as it will take longer to dry and there is an increased chance for quality degradation due to drying defects.
Total Kiln Drying cost will vary based on how much Kiln Volume your lumber requires (Kiln Bdft) and the length of time it needs to be in the kiln (weekly increments). There is a minimum 1 week and $150 Fee.