From Logs To Wood Flooring Part 2 Kiln Drying
From logs to wood flooring part 2 kiln drying is post about Skill Building bookmarked by ken with ID 1430480361 was uploaded on 04-01-2019 and has been viewed 41,606 times.
You saw my pine logs get milled into planks, leaving me with a big pile of wet wood (about 30% moisture content).Can't make that into flooring.It needs to be kiln dried, and that's the next step.Stickering.
The material is stickered to create air spaces between the rows of planks.If this isn't done, you'll never get uniform drying.Stickering is more complex than just randomly adding pieces between the layers.
Kiln owner Jeff Timmons says spacing of the stickers is critical to prevent the wood from twisting as it dries.Some materials, like maple, only like certain species as stickers.The wrong sticker can cause deep staining of the wet wood, leading to sticker shock when the stain is discovered.
The discoloring can go so deep it's difficult to remove, even with planing.Vertical alignment of the stickers is critical to keep the pile stable.Each sticker should be directly above the sticker below.
More Character from Blue Stain.If certain species of pine sit for a while with the wood wet, the pine can develop what's called blue stain.Some people consider this a defect, but once I learned about it I decided I wanted as much of it as...