Published on December 3rd, 2013 | by Backyards Made Better0
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.