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Vacuum Kiln Dried

The vacuum method for drying wood was developed in Europe but, partly due to the cost of the equipment, it is relatively uncommon in North America. Cedarland was a pioneer in bringing vacuum kilns to this part of the world.

The vacuum system is superior in many ways to conventional systems which employ copious amounts of heat and steam to dry the wood. The vacuum method reduces atmospheric pressure by up to 85% allowing steam to form at relatively low temperatures. It is a self- contained system, gently extracting the water from the wood avoiding collapse and case hardening.

The vacuum system is efficient as it utilizes less energy than conventional kilns. It is ideal for drying large timbers as well as standard dimension and board sizes. Cedarland vacuum kilns are suited to smaller charges and drying of specialty products.