We offer fast, reliable, and efficient Vacuum Kiln Drying Services for most wood slabs and dimensional lumber. With some species, it doesn't require any air drying and can go directly from the mill to the kiln. For denser or recently milled slabs, we recommend allowing enough time to air dry prior to being loaded into 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
Contact Us for Rates over 1,000bdft.
LEAD TIMES WILL VARY.
Each kiln cycle is 3 weeks.
Lead time to get into the kiln can be anywhere from 6-12 weeks.
Contact us to coordinate drop offs and get added to our queue.
Waiver must be signed at time of intake.
Measurements will be taken at time of intake.
KILN DRYING ESTIMATOR
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 to two weeks in the kiln for every inch of thickness. 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.