DIY Projects solar wood drying kiln

Published on December 3rd, 2013 | by Backyards Made Better


Using A Solar Wood Drying Kiln

It’s cold in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.  We heat with wood and it’s not uncommon for our wood stove to be used 12 months a year.  That means we burn between 9 to 12 cords of wood.

All of our wood comes from our mountain and is processed by Mountain Man.

He’s perfected his system.  He’s made a special wood cutting station that takes advantage of gravity so he has less lifting to do.

He then stacks the wood into pallets which hold 3/8ths of a cord and can be neatly lifted into our woodshed.

But there’s still one problem. Premium firewood requires 9 months to a year to dry here. And Mountain Man has been thinking about speeding up the process by harnessing solar power.

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