Simpson, William T., ed. 1991. Dry Kiln Operatorís Manual. Agric. Handbook AH-188. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory.


Introduction, glossary, and index (PDF 424 KB)

Chapter 1--Properties of wood related to drying (PDF 750 KB)

Chapter 2--Kiln types and features (PDF 3.3 MB)

Chapter 3--Dry kiln auxiliary equipment (PDF 3.7 MB)

Chapter 4--Inspection and maintenance of dry kilns and equipment (PDF 59 KB)

Chapter 5--Stacking and loading lumber for kiln drying (PDF 2.6 MB)

Chapter 6--Kiln samples (PDF 671 KB)

Chapter 7--Kiln schedules (PDF 487 KB)

Chapter 8--Drying defects (PDF 3.2 MB)

Chapter 9--Operating a dry kiln (PDF 58 KB)

Chapter 10--Log and lumber storage (PDF 3.3 MB)

Chapter 11--Energy in kiln drying (PDF 266 KB)