• 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

Use our cost calculator

Find out approximately how long and how much it will cost to dry your wood using our cost calculator. Our kiln bookings are open to the public with no minimum sized load.

Book kiln time

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!

Drop off your wood

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. 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

Use our cost calculator

Find out approximately how long and how much it will cost to dry your wood using our cost calculator.  Our kiln bookings are open to the public with no minimum sized load.

Book kiln time

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!

Drop off your wood

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

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. For informational purposes only, call us for an actual quote at (425)312-3885 or use our request form.
NOTE: Minimum service cost of $150.

Have Questions?

Check out our Kiln FAQs & Info page

BOOK KILN TIME

Use our contact form to schedule kiln time and arrange for drop-off at our Marysville Kiln Facility. Load and Unload days are typically Saturdays or Sundays, with first come first serve based on size of load and availability. We may be able to accommodate off day pick-ups/drop-offs based on staff’s availability.

Please provide your contact info as well as a description of size/quantity/species/stickering of your wood, and we will contact you with available drop-off days and a more detailed estimate of time and cost:

Want to talk to a person? Call us at (425)312-3885 to set up a drop off, ask questions or for info on other urban logging affiliated companies.

Call us directly 425.312.3885 or email us at info@urbanlogstudios.com

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Start your project sooner by booking your kiln time now! You can also call us directly 425.312.3885 or email us at info@urbanlogstudios.com

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  • Tell us about your lumber, what your preferred drop off dates are, and/or any questions you have about our Kiln Drying service. We will get back to you as soon as we can.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

BOOK KILN TIME

Use our contact form to schedule kiln time and arrange for drop-off at our Marysville Kiln Facility. Load and Unload days are typically Saturdays or Sundays, with first come first serve based on size of load and availability. We may be able to accommodate off day pick-ups/drop-offs based on staff’s availability.

Please provide your contact info as well as a description of size/quantity/species/stickering of your wood, and we will contact you with available drop-off days and a more detailed estimate of time and cost:

Want to talk to a person? Call us at (425)312-3885 to set up a drop off, ask questions or for info on other urban logging affiliated companies.

DROP OFF YOUR WOOD

Our Kiln Facility is located in Marysville, WA:
Urban Log Studios – Kiln Facility
4806 56th Place NE, Ste 4-E
Marysville, WA 98270

On the scheduled day our staff will meet you at the facility for unload. All wood must be stickered prior to being loaded into the kiln. If you are unable to provide stickering we can provide it for a small fee.

We will also take measurements of your wood and provide a final estimate and the expected pickup date.

In just a few weeks we will get in contact to let you know that your wood is ready for pickup and ready for any project!

DROP OFF YOUR WOOD

Our Kiln Facility is located in Marysville, WA:
Urban Log Studios – Kiln Facility
4806 56th Place NE, Ste 4-E
Marysville, WA 98270

On the scheduled day our staff will meet you at the facility for unload. All wood must be stickered prior to being loaded into the kiln. If you are unable to provide stickering we can provide it for a small fee.

We will also take measurements of your wood and provide a final estimate and the expected pickup date.

In just a few weeks we will get in contact to let you know that your wood is ready for pickup and ready for any project!

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

  • "Everything about the experience was fantastic...Communication was great, thorough, easy to understand, and with a quick response time...The pricing structure is extremely reasonable and more competitive than other kiln operations and Andrew is super friendly and easy to get along with...I will absolutely return to Urban Log Studios!"

    Jason W.
  • "Very accommodating with attention to my needs. I knew nothing about the process and Andrew was very informative. He explained the process and pricing then sent a written estimate. He followed through without being pushy. I will recommend their services highly."

    Karen H.
  • "Flexible timing & friendly service."

    Alex C.
  • "I like the ability to kiln dry like a big guy even when it's just a few sticks "

    Jeremy E.
  • "Perfect! A pleasure to work with!"

    Perry L.

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!

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