Definitions for "Kiln-Dried"
Dried artificially in a kiln.
Logs that are force-dried in a kiln to reduce moisture content. The logs are subjected to heat and humidity in stages to both dry them and reduce the side effects of drying, such as checking, twisting and warping. Our logs are either air-dried or kiln-dried to 15-18% moisture. Many manufacturers only dry to 20-25%.
A process which removes excess moisture from wood to minimize the shrinkage and swelling of wood.