We offer fast, reliable, and efficient Vacuum Kiln Drying Services for most hardwood slabs and dimensional lumber. With some species, it doesn't require any air drying and can go directly from the mill to the kiln. Drying in a vacuum kiln results in wood that is consistently and thoroughly dry, with reduced defects, and more stability.
VACUUM KILN DRYING
For customer-supplied materials:
$3/bdft with a $150 Minimum
500-999bdft = $2.75/bdft
1000-2000bdft = $2.50/bdft
Contact us for rates 2000bdft and up.
6-8 Week Lead Time
Waiver must be signed at time of intake
5-10x Faster than Air Drying
By drying in a partial vacuum environment, the moisture inside the wood boils and converts to a vapor at a lower boiling point. This process accelerates the dry time without the harsh effects of other higher temperature kiln drying methods.
Our vacuum kiln has the capacity to fit materials up to 60" wide and 204" long. On average, it takes one week in the kiln for every inch of material. We ensure each slab is dried for maximum stability and optimal moisture content.
Drying Wood 24/7/365
We process on average 3,500bdft of wood every week. Whether it's one slab or hundreds, we have the ability to get it dried fast so you can start working on it.