Drying Wood with Dehumidifier Wood Kiln – How to Dry Wood

Drying Wood with Dehumidifier Wood Kiln – How to Dry Wood

In this video, I show you how to dry wood using a dehumidifier wood kiln. Drying wood in your own kiln or wood dryer is a great way of getting speeding up the drying process and is an easy project to make with some construction grade plywood or even OSB sheets, add a dehumidifier when it’s finished and now you have your own wood dryer/kiln

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  1. Redsalem on June 8, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    Pretty interesting setup, wonder if this process would get rid of any bugs in the wood.

  2. Scott M on June 8, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Why is cracking a problem for firewood?

  3. Gulf Coast Hunter on June 8, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    So just curious if I milled an 8x8x20 post how long would that take to dry out? Years?

  4. Briant Woodworks on June 8, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Great video as always Collin.

  5. Doug Vegan Paradise Builder on June 8, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    What can be used as a sealant for the wood?

  6. Rainbow Six on June 8, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    2 years!!!!! 80% wet!!!!!??? Am I the only one who thinks that’s sorta ridiculous….

  7. Nate Roberts on June 8, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    3 or 4 weeks is too much power. You could create a dryer much faster that just uses green wood as the heat source you would cut down your time by more than 2 weeks

  8. Errol Foster on June 8, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    is there different ways to dry Australian hard woods or is it the same

  9. Christopher Matthew Cavanaugh on June 8, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    The wood warehouse is very nice. Thanks for the useful video.

  10. aljun dating on June 8, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Thank you Sir.

  11. Matt Seibert on June 8, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    I’m setting up a small kiln like this, and i’m having issues with my dehumidifier – it won’t run if the humidity is too low, and lately it isn’t collecting any water at all. I bought another one, and its having similar issues. Do you have any recommendations for getting this to work, or humidifiers that just run without all the circuitry getting in the way?

  12. Rick Williams on June 8, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    Great video! Does the Dehumidifier produce enough heat in the box to "sterilize" from bugs, mold, etc.?

  13. Morten Lund on June 8, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    Thank you for sharing with us. Best wishes.

  14. Ted's Custom Crafted Pens on June 8, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    Great video and very informative. Unfortunately, it just further convinced me that I will be paying for dried wood (mostly burls) for quite a while. But I can still get started stocking up for the future. Thanks for the tour!

  15. Matt Jones on June 8, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    I’m pretty sure this is not going to kill wood boring insects so you’d have to be very careful to inspect every single bit of wood coming out of the dehumidifier to make very sure that you’re not going to end up infecting your house with larva. It would be much better to run it through a real kiln that can kill the bugs.

  16. Scott K on June 8, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    I want to build a log cabin, and dry my own logs. Maybe i can load the large logs onto a steel cage, thats in the air, by a chain, then put a box around it, with a humidifier. Maybe put 2 inside, one on each end of the box.

  17. Robert Brunston on June 8, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    Very good! Thank you.

  18. bigsubful on June 8, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    Interesting! Thanks

  19. Lance Booth on June 8, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    What does he do to eliminate the risk of powderpost beetles or termites? Does this kiln reach a high enough temperature to kill them and their eggs off?

  20. Lukas McCain on June 8, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    What type of dehumidifier is it

  21. Sleepydog on June 8, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    Very very interesting!! Did he have an accent?

  22. Linda Morgey on June 8, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    I have checked many woodworking plan sites. I think the instructions from Woodglut are the best.

  23. Dennis Rayl on June 8, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    I’m wondering if you have suggestions for drying olive wood.

  24. Sapele Steve on June 8, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Very interesting video Colin. Would love to see that shop tour & what Aren (sp.?) uses the wood for……………………… 🙂

  25. catchemalive on June 8, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    About what temperature are you wanting it to stay inside the kiln?!?

  26. Chris Raven on June 8, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    I just built a custom home bar in my basement that seats 6. I love wood!!

  27. Two Dogs Woodworking and Wood on June 8, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    These dehumidifier systems work well. I have been using a 4x4x8 kiln for years.
    I air dry most of my lumber until it is 12 to 16%, usually a month or two with good air flow. Then load the kiln and run the dehumidifier at 85% humidity until the run off water slows. Then turn the humidifier down to 75% and repeat the process. I dry lumber until it is 6 to 8%. Keep a fan running the whole time. Let the wood rest a day or two between decreases of the dehumidifier, run the kiln temp to 140 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 to 3 three days after reaching desired dryness. About 3 weeks or so from loading to unloading the kiln ( times can vary… widely, though)
    My kiln is NOT air tight.

  28. Maxwell Speedwell on June 8, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    Colin Knecht?

    Call & connect?

    Well, people have asked if Max Speedwell is my real name.
    Just glad I wasn’t named Ben Dover.

  29. Marshall Davidson on June 8, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    Can someone give me some advice on drying green 2×4?

  30. Red Salem on June 8, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    Although it doesn’t really sound like this speeds things up much. If you have to dry it for months before putting it in the kiln. Was hoping for a way to go from a fresh cut log to 12% in a month or two.

  31. Sebastian Crowe on June 8, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    It’s 5 a o’clock i need to go to bed

  32. Tim Henry on June 8, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    I’m using one now on chain sawed planks.

  33. BarryFromEastenders on June 8, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    I’m currently finishing a live edges kitchen table. There are however some lines /grooves going straight across the table which I’ve been told are sticker marks from the kiln. How can I fix this ? Do I have to sand whole table down to depth of groove or can I fill will epoxy or filler and then stain . Thank you in advance

  34. David Drake on June 8, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    I wonder if this process could be used for split firewood

  35. 2HME WoodWorks on June 8, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    His lumber stock is quite impressive. Just from seeing that, I would like to see a tour of his shop. Cool video.

  36. Drew Johnson on June 8, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    i am finding that many home dehumidifiers only take the humidity down to 30%. can you recommend some models that will take the wood to ranges near the desired 10% rate? thanks Mike

  37. Dale Marsh on June 8, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    hey thanks im getting ready to make a kiln already have a large freezer lone works great but as I just bought A 36′ SAWMILL NEED a bigger kiln was going 4x4x10 feet figured I had to make back party taller but just a box will work great video

  38. Smocky Tubers on June 8, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    2 years outside and it’s at 80%? Do you live in a tropical rainforest or what’s the deal here?

  39. indo on June 8, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    can u dry osb? or do u recommend it get replaced?

  40. Matt A on June 8, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    This is what I want to do when I grow up.

  41. Jewerman K on June 8, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    Thats really cool. Ive been storing my lumber in my uninsulated shed and have noticed that some wood has twisted because of the high heat during summer. I need to make a covered outdoor rack

  42. Jerry Johnson II on June 8, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Very interesting. Thanks for showing this cool process.

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  44. Nate B on June 8, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Whoah! 2 years and THEN the "kiln"? How long if only air dried? I’d be worried about bugs or something going wrong

  45. James Stewart on June 8, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Those hinges are cool,

  46. Theophilus Sampson on June 8, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    I like your videos, they are very informative. How long does it take for the wood to well dried for woodwork?

  47. Ciaran Mac on June 8, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Would an old big refrigerator and stick a dehumidifier into it do the same job?

  48. Bradley Gallagher on June 8, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    This time I will do it manually with the help of Woodglut designs.

  49. M R on June 8, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    Interesting. I run a dehumidifier in my cellar here in the UK, and the first few weeks of operation noticeably dried out slightly damp joists. Now they are a noticeably less damp.
    It hadn’t crossed my mind to dehumidify a box, but now I’ll have to give that idea some thought.

    Thanks, Colin. I thought I had subscribed months ago, but no. I have now!

  50. Seadoo GTI on June 8, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    As for drying the log for carving, I find its a better approach to carve the log first (At least to the rough stages) and THEN dry it. This way there is a lot less wood to dry and depending on what you carve it may alleviate a lot of pressure that would otherwise be in a full, round log. Why dry would that you plan to cut off anyway?