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Old 19-08-12   #1 (permalink)
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Evening been milling some spalted beech boards over the weekend 1"2" .Would like to have them kiln dried but dont know of any kilns near me in Northumberland anybody know of a one??
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You could build one yourself - it's quite easy and cheap too. About 1000-1500 sets up a kiln that will dry 250 cubic foot in a go for a cost of about 2 a cubic foot in electricity.

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You could build one yourself - it's quite easy and cheap too. About 1000-1500 sets up a kiln that will dry 250 cubic foot in a go for a cost of about 2 a cubic foot in electricity.

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I would love to see a kiln set up for 1000
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Darren try Keith at real wood studios in Jedburgh. Real Wood Studios: Bespoke Furniture, Showroom, Mobile Sawmill and Timber Merchant
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Cheers Ross will do
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I would love to see a kiln set up for 1000
Mine comes in at around that:

18ft insulated container - 500
Vent Axia heat recovery unit - 290 (second hand)
2.5kw of heaters - 60, or thereabouts
Carpet drying snail fan - 50 (second hand)
Wiring - about 50 I would imagine, but I bartered with a neighbour to do it.
Hygrometer (remote) - 25, so that you can monitor temperature and humidity
Plug in thermostat to control heaters - 20

Total - 995.

Takes 250 cubic foot on average, costs about 400 a cycle in electricty and produces 8000 of kilned timber per run.
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