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Apr 5, 2022

Urban Wood Business Survey

Urban wood products are appealing and sustainable. Products, such as live edge furniture, fireplace mantels, and other wood furnishings have become increasingly popular among designers, builders, and consumers. For existing companies, hobbyists, entrepreneurs, and the semi-retired, urban wood has become a promising and fulfilling business opportunity with relatively low requirements for seed capital. How did… 

Mar 28, 2022

51st Annual Hardwood Dry Kiln Operator’s Short Course at NC State Announced

The 51st Annual Hardwood Dry Kiln Operator’s Short Course May 24 – 27, 2022NC State UniversityHodges Wood Products LabRaleigh, North CarolinaContact Phil Mitchell for more information at919-515-5581 or phil_mitchell@ncsu.eduClick Here for more information and registration. Course Description This short course will provide practical knowledge about how lumber is effectively kiln dried and scientific background on related… 

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Feb 26, 2022

2022 Urban Wood Drying Workshop

Deadwood revival design, North Carolina state University Wood Products Extension, & the Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo have partnered under a Calfire Community and Urban Forestry grant to conduct a series of urban wood drying workshops over the next three years. Proper drying is key to processing freshly milled boards & slabs into valuable,… 

Sep 29, 2021

Fall 2021 Southeastern Dry Kiln Club Meeting

The fall 2021 Southeastern Dry Kiln Club meeting will be held jointly with the Allegheny Dry Kiln Club Program Fall Meeting November 10-11 November 10th, Reception ( Sawmill MD, Danfoss and ISK Biocides) November 11th Tours: Speyside Bourbon Cooperage’s stave mill Speyside Bourbon Cooperage Presentations Recent and Historic Trends in Hardwood Markets Prepping lumber for… 

May 12, 2021

NC State’s Online Lumber Drying Mini-Course Begins June 22, 2021

June 22, 23, 24, and June 29, 30, July 1, 202110 AM – 11:30 each of the above dates This short course will provide practical knowledge about how lumber is effectively kiln dried and scientific background on related wood properties and processes, focusing on hardwood lumber drying. You will have to preregister but there will… 

Wood Tree Bark - Urban Wood Drying Curriculum - College of Natural Resources at NC State University

Mar 24, 2021

Urban Wood Drying Curriculum

NC State Wood Products Extension has partnered with Deadwood Revival Design and the Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo under the Urban & Community Forestry: California Climate Investment Grant. Within this project, Wood Products Extension will offer a series of Urban Wood Drying workshops and other educational opportunities To learn about your biggest challenges and to ensure that we offer a… 

Mar 23, 2021

Useful Resources for the Drying of Wood

Over the last decades, Wood Products Extension has collected and archived numerous publications about the drying of wood and wood quality. While all of these resources have been publicly available at some point,  they are now in a single location, conveniently accessible as PDF for educational purposes. Our “important publications” cover useful aspects about drying… 

Mar 27, 2020

New Web App Calculates Equilibrium Moisture Content whether you measure humidity with Wet Bulb, Dew Point, or Relative Humidity

NC State’s Wood Products Extension has converted the EMC Calculate (Excel) spreadsheet to a web based application that works well with web-connected devices.  The EMC Calculate app will calculate an estimate of the EMC (Equilibrium Moisture Content of wood) based on the dry bulb temperature and one of the following:  relative humidity, wet bulb or dew… 

Jan 14, 2020

2020 Dry Kiln Operator’s Short Course at NC State Announced – CANCELLED

Cancelled – the 51st Annual Hardwood Dry Kiln Operator’s Short Course – Cancelled Cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. We hope to reschedule this short course later in the year. Sponsored by the SouthEastern Dry Kiln ClubMay 19 – 22, 2020NC State UniversityRaleigh, NC This short course will provide practical knowledge about how lumber is effectively… 

Sep 26, 2019

Fall 2019 Southeastern Dry Kiln Club Meeting Announced

Fall 2019 Southeastern Dry Kiln Club Meeting Announced To be held jointly with OVLDA Fall 2019 Meeting WHEN:           Wednesday, November 6 – Thursday, November 7, 2019 WHERE:         Technical Session: Cardin Forest Products 2534 Battlecreek Rd. South Pittsburg, TN 37380 Hotel & Registration:  Holiday Inn Express Hotel…