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xx   KILN
xx   WOOD

Dry your own wood. Build a simple kiln that combines a dehumidifier, a large plywood box and controls made from stock electrical components. Est. cost: $600.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #94 Jun 2002 pg. 42

Design and construction of a kiln to season 500 board feet of wood. The unit measures approx. 13x6x6 ft. Heat is generated by electric baseboard heaters and the kiln features automatic humidity and ventilation controls. Est. cost: $760.
FINE WOODWORKING #6 Spring 1977 pg. 39

Plans for a solar kiln which holds 800 board feet of lumber. This outdoor kiln measures 10x12 ft. It will dry a load in 80 days during the summer and 150 to 200 days in the winter.
FINE WOODWORKING #7 Summer 1977 pg. 59

Tin-can drying oven is used to dry a sample piece of wood to determine moisture content.
FINE WOODWORKING #17 Jul-Aug 1979 pg. 12

Alternative wood-drying technologies. Solar kilns and dehumidification.
FINE WOODWORKING #22 May-Jun 1980 pg. 56

A dehumidifier kiln. How to dry your own lumber with this no frills kiln. Est cost: $250.
FINE WOODWORKING #45 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 40

Build a solar kiln for drying about 1,500 board feet of lumber. Capable of drying two batches per year. Built of plywood, 2x4's and glass. Est. cost: $375.
FINE WOODWORKING #74 Jan-Feb 1989 pg. 74

Small drying kiln is built from plywood and styrofoam insulation. Heat is supplied by an electric heater.
FINE WOODWORKING #77 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 63

Simple dry kiln uses a household dehumidifier to dry green lumber to 9% in three weeks.
FINE WOODWORKING #83 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 10

Build a dehumidification lumber-drying kiln which will dry up to 250 bd.ft. of 8-ft.-long 4/4 lumber to 7% equilibrium moisture content in about 60 days at an operating cost of $0.10 per board foot. Est. cost: $600.
FINE WOODWORKING #91 Nov-Dec 1991 pg. 83
Correction FINE WOODWORKING #98 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 10

Advice on using a home furnace to season green lumber.
FINE WOODWORKING #110 Jan-Feb 1995 pg. 32
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #113 Jul-Aug 1995 pg. 6 (Simple air-drying kiln)

A homemade solar lumber kiln. Est. cost: $210.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #76 Jul-Aug 1982 pg. 154

Building your own solar wood-drying kiln. Part 1.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #89 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 130

Building your own solar wood-drying kiln. Part 2.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #90 Nov-Dec 1984 pg. 118

Photo and diagram of a solar powered kiln.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1977 (v.147#5) pg. 273

Solar kiln (8x8x12-ft)with a 1,000-board-foot capacity. Basic construction details and operation are described. Complete plans can be ordered. Est. cost: $2000.
WOOD MAGAZINE #70 Jun 1994 (v.11#4) pg. 44, 80
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #74 Nov 1994 (v.11#8) pg. 48
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #82 Oct 1995 (v.12#7) pg. 8

Rapid lumber drying for the boatshop. Design for a full-scale solar-heated kiln for drying hardwood lumber.
WOODENBOAT #79 Nov-Dec 1987 pg. 103

Solar kiln research. Includes photos and working drawings for a 1:10 scale model and photos of a full-size version.
WOODWORKER #1060 Mar 1982 (v.86) pg. 168

Build a small wood drying cabinet for your shop. A well insulated box, a heat source and a means for controlling air flow are all that's required.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1982 (v.38#4) pg. 6

Build a kiln to dry up to 400 board feet of lumber. The enclosure measures 4x4x8-ft. Dehumidification is provided by a commercial unit, such as the Ebac Model LD82 Wood Dryer.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1986 (v.42#2) pg. 34

A solar heated lumber drying kiln that is easy to build, operate and maintain. Designed to hold 1,500 board feet of lumber.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1987 (v.43#1) pg. 6