The Kiln-drying of Lumber A Practical and Theoretical Treatise


THE true technique of the artificial seasoning of timber will depend upon a number of factors, as yet unknown, concerning the rate of passage of water in the walls, of the constituents in different directions and under various conditions of dryness, also concerning the influence of stresses and rate of drying upon the shrinkage of the constituents and the wood itself. Our knowledge of these fundamental facts is, however, in an embryonic stage, and up to the present only certain elementary facts bearing on these problems have been discovered and partially elucidated. To their discovery Mr. Tiemann has contributed by years of research.

The Kiln-drying of Lumber. A Practical and Theoretical Treatise.

By H. D. Tiemann. Pp. ix + 316. (Philadelphia and London: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1917.) Price 18s. net.

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G., P. The Kiln-drying of Lumber A Practical and Theoretical Treatise . Nature 101, 362–363 (1918).

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