• info@urbanlogstudios.com
  • Marysville, WA

VACUUM KILN DRYING BOOK KILN TIME NOW TRY COST CALCULATOR

SPEND LESS TIME WAITING AND MORE TIME MAKING

Imagine starting your next project in a couple of weeks, instead of months or years from now! Vacuum kilns cut drying time down to a few weeks without sacrificing quality or color.

HOW IT WORKS

Find out approximately how long and how much it will cost to dry your wood using our cost calculator.  Vacuum kiln drying can get you workable wood within weeks instead of years!

Contact us for an official estimate and schedule your time in the kiln. Provide us with the measurements and quantity of your lumber for an accurate quote. Or if you have questions – Ask away! We love to help!

On the scheduled day, drop off your wood at our facility in Marysville, WA. Make sure you follow the stacking and drop-off instructions on your estimate. Measurements will be taken of your lumber, and, if necessary, an updated quote will be provided.

In just a few weeks, we will get in contact when your wood is dry and ready for pick-up. We will let you know if there are any changes to your originally estimated timeline.

On the scheduled day, you can come pick up your beautiful, dry wood that is ready for any project!

SPEND LESS TIME WAITING AND MORE TIME MAKING

Imagine starting your next project in a couple of weeks, instead of months or years from now! Vacuum kilns cut drying time down to a few weeks without sacrificing quality or color.

HOW IT WORKS

Find out approximately how long and how much it will cost to dry your wood using our cost calculator.  Vacuum kiln drying can get you workable wood within weeks instead of years!

Contact us for an official estimate and schedule your time in the kiln. Provide us with the measurements and quantity of your lumber for an accurate quote. Or if you have questions – Ask away! We love to help!

On the scheduled day, drop off your wood at our facility in Marysville, WA. Make sure you follow the stacking and drop-off instructions on your estimate. Measurements will be taken of your lumber, and, if necessary, an updated quote will be provided.

In just a few weeks, we will get in contact when your wood is dry and ready for pick-up. We will let you know if there are any changes to your originally estimated timeline.

On the scheduled day, you can come pick up your beautiful, dry wood that is ready for any project!

TIME & COST CALCULATOR

Use our cost calculator to get an estimate of how long your lumber will take to dry and the cost per piece. If drying multiple pieces of wood, either use the largest dimension or the average dimension to get the most accurate per piece pricing.
NOTE: Minimum service cost of $150.

TIME & COST CALCULATOR

Use our cost calculator to get an estimate of how long your lumber will take to dry and the cost per piece. If drying multiple pieces of wood, either use the largest dimension or the average dimension to get the most accurate per piece pricing.
NOTE: Minimum service cost of $150.

BENEFITS OF VACUUM KILN DRYING

Vacuum kiln drying wood has numerous benefits: it is fast, efficient, and keeps wood looking beautiful.

  • Cut drying time down to only a few weeks instead of months or years: Lowering the atmospheric pressure in the wood makes ALL of the water bound in the wood more accessible at lower temperatures reducing drying time
  • Reduce drying defects: less warping, cupping, cracking, degrade than conventional kiln or air drying due to faster drying at a lower temperature
  • Retain grain and color: Conventional kiln drying can mute the natural color of the wood due to the time and heat associated with that drying process, vacuum kilns retain it
  • Eliminate the risk of pests or mold: Most woods reach an internal temperate of 160° to kill pests that may be present in the wood, and stop mold in its tracks

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What is a vacuum kiln?

    It is a kiln that utilizes a vacuum to lower the temperature at which water boils (evaporates). Wood is stronger at a lower temperature. By drying it at a lower temperature we can speed up the drying time without hurting the wood. Vacuum pressure also sucks water from the core to the outside of the wood.

  • How long does it usually take to dry a piece of wood?

    It usually takes a week per inch thickness for previously airdried wood (<32% moisture), and a week and a half per inch for wet wood.

  • Does it matter what species of wood I have?

    Yes. Some species of wood take longer than others to dry. Though hardwoods typically take longer than soft woods to dry, other factors such as moisture content and size play more significant factors in determining drying time.

  • What is considered airdried wood?

    For our purposes, previously airdried wood implies that it has a moisture content of 32% or less.

  • Does my wood need to be stickered when I deliver it?

    Yes, we recommend at least a 3/4 inch square sticker between each slab. We can also sticker your wood for you for an additional charge. More info on stickering.

Accessibility, Sustainability & Growth

Our goal is to positively impact our environment by reducing waste from urban logging while also making woodworking more accessible to everyday people. Urban Log Studios is a production woodturning studio and 4000 board-feet capacity vacuum kiln. We work with local tree services, arborists, cities, and homeowners to produce affordable, quality handmade turned items from wood harvested in urban areas. This helps to continue to sequester the carbon these trees have absorbed over their lifetime. We rent kiln time to local sawyers, homeowners, woodworkers, and DIY enthusiasts, as well as use it to dry rough turned items and wood salvaged by Urban Log Studios. We believe everyone should have access to quality kiln drying services, no matter your experience level or volume. If this is your first time milling and drying your own wood, or your hundredth, contact us to see how we can help you make woodworking easier and more enjoyable!

CONTACT US

Schedule kiln time, request more info, ask questions or send us your comments – we’d love to hear from you!

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