2018 Lumber Drying Workshop

How to Dry Lumber for Quality & Profit Workshop
December 10-12, 2018





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 conference fee is $775.  Registration is available through our online registration portal - Click here to register

Please note that you will be prompted to set up a new account before the conference registration options are presented.  You can also call (541) 737-9300 or (800) 678-6311. 

All cancellations need to be made by email to conferences@oregonstate.edu or postal mail to OSU Conference Services, Oregon State University, 200 LaSells Stewart Center, Corvallis, OR  97331.

Cancellation requests made on or before Monday, November 26, 2018 are eligible for a full refund (minus a $50 administrative fee).  Requests for refunds after the cancellation cut-off date will not be granted; however, substitutions will be allowed. The College of Forestry reserves the right to cancel courses due to low enrollment.

Lodging and Directions:

A block of rooms is reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2500 SW Western Boulevard, Corvallis.  Call 541-752-5000 (ask for OSU Lumber Drying Workshop group rate) or book at - https://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/ before Monday, November 26, 2018 to access the group rate of $130 per night plus tax.  

Other accommodations can be found by visiting the Corvallis Tourism Site, https://www.visitcorvallis.com/.


Parking permits are required in all campus lots. They can be purchased in advance by going at https://my.parking.oregonstate.edu/sales/daily/.

Parking near Kearney Hall in an “A” lot is $12 per day.  A campus parking map is at https://transportation.oregonstate.edu/parking/maps

The Hilton Garden Inn offers complimentary parking for guests and is about 1/2 mile from Kearney Hall. Hilton guests can walk or shuttle to Kearney.  Information about a free campus shuttle that operates about every 15 minutes from 7 am to 7pm is at https://transportation.oregonstate.edu/transportation-services/osu-beaver-bus.

Getting to OSU:

All sessions of the course will be held in the Kearney Hall, Room 212 at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.   A campus map is at https://map.oregonstate.edu/ .

For Further Information about the program, please contact:

Mike Milota at mike.milota@yahoo.com.


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