2017 Lumber Drying Workshop

How to Dry Lumber for Quality & Profit Workshop
October 16-18, 2017




The purpose of this course is to provide a basic understanding of wood and how to dry it.  Practical, up-to-date information will be provided on wood properties and how wood dries.  You’ll learn how both steam-heated and dehumidification kilns are made, operated and maintained, and how to create and modify kiln schedules for different species.  Drying to meet the European quality standards and heat treating standards will also be discussed.

What to expect…
One day will be spent on wood as a material and how it dries, culminating with drying schedules.  One day will be spent on kiln equipment, how to operate it, and how to maintain it.  One-half day will be devoted to quality control.  Throughout all parts, how the kilns connect and interact with the sawmill and planer will be covered.

Conference Fees & Cancellation Policy:

The College of Forestry reserves the right to cancel courses.

Lodging and Directions:

Attendees are responsible for all hotel reservations.  A block of rooms will be reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis at a group rate.  

Other accommodations can be found by visiting the Corvallis Tourism Site.

Richardson Hall has very limited parking space.  All visitors must have parking permits displayed in your car while parking on campus.  You may pre-purchase you parking permit by using this website.  If you will be staying at the Hilton Garden Inn complimentary parking is available in their parking lot.  OSU operates a shuttle around campus that picks up very near to the Hilton Garden Inn.

Go HERE for a parking map.  Parking Questions can be directed to 541-737-2583.

Getting to OSU:
All workshops will be held in Richardson Hall 107 & 115- Oregon State University Campus.  

Sign in starts at 7:30, Monday, October 16.  The workshop will end about noon, Wednesday, Oct. 18.

For Further Information about the program, please contact Mike Milota at mike.milota@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-4210.


Program sponsored by the Wood Science & Engineering Department at Oregon State University and the Oregon Wood Innovation Center.