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Air Drying Hardwood Lumber Workshop

Objective: Discuss moisture content of wood, why drying is necessary, various ways in which to air dry lumber. Review principles of setting up a quality air-drying yard, proper lumber stacking, basics of wood preservation and air drying troubleshooting.


9:30 –   9:45  Registration and Hardwood University Program Introduction (Rado Gazo)

9:45 – 10:45  Overview of moisture content in wood (Rado Gazo)

10:45 – 12:00  How does wood dry? (Rado Gazo)

12:00 – 12:30  Lunch

12:30 –   1:30  How to build and setup high quality air drying yard (Rado Gazo)

1:30 –    2:00  Air drying problems troubleshooting (Rado Gazo)

2:00 –    2:30  Species specific adjustments and Q&A (Brian Bond, Zoom)

2:30 –    3:30  Tour and discussion of Cole Hardwood air drying yard (operations manager)

3:30  Conclusion

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For specific class information please contact Rado Gazo (Professor of Wood Processing and Industrial Engineering), Purdue University at or 765.494.3634.

To learn more about this event, please visit the Indiana Forestry & Woodland Owners Association.

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