A Look at MOTHER's Solar Wood-Drying Kiln: Part One

We've come up with this design for a solar-powered wood-drying kiln with the aim of creating seasoned lumber at a fraction of the cost of commercial facilities.

wood drying kiln - empty and filled storage area
The end-sealed lumber is stacked on the piers, with air spaces between each piece; stickers separate the layers, and a polyethylene jacket is stapled around each stack to assure consistent air distribution without leakage. Perforated air delivery tubes lie between the stack piers.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS Staff