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Drying Lumber with a Solar Dry Kiln - April 23-24, 2009 - Blacksburg, VA

About the Course


Course Description
This two-day program will be held in Blacksburg, VA (The Courtyard by Marriott). This intensive workshop introduces all the principles of drying hardwood and softwood lumber in a solar kiln. The course also contains information on the design and operation of solar kilns. Emphasis will be placed on the solar kiln design at Virginia Tech ( Our solar kiln is onsite and will be used in the course. Whether you are considering building a solar kiln or are currently operating one, this short course will provide you information that will improve your lumber drying skills. There will be a tour of the solar kiln, located at the Brooks Center.


Dr. Brian Bond is an assistant professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Dr. Fred Lamb is a professor emeritus at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

For more information contact:

Brian Bond
Department of Wood Science and Forest Products
Brooks Center, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Telephone: (540) 231-8752

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