New to Nostalgic Wood’s shop is an RF Kiln Tech radio frequency kiln. We offer custom drying for all types of wood that are unable to be dried in traditional kilns. We focus on drying extra wide (up to 50"), extra long (up to 19'6") and extra thick (3" to 12") pieces. RF vacuum drying combines traditional principles with vacuum, mechanical and thermodynamic technology to create a superior process for drying wood. Suitable for drying both hard and softwoods with a wide range of thicknesses. RF vacuum dryers are the ideal solution when wood needs to be dried at low temperatures to prevent checking or warping.
Examples of what we have successfully dried for clients in our RF Kiln:
12" x 12" x 19'6" beams
6" x 12" x 50" stair treads
4" x 48" x 19' slabs
16" high x 40" diameter stumps (additional fee for excess thickness)
4" x 48" diameter cookies
An RF kiln has drying capabilities that are unique compared to traditional kilns. Some qualities that set it apart:
Our kiln consists of four packs that are 236”x50”x12” each. We schedule custom drying by the full kiln load with a minimum of 3000 bd ft. Receiving four well-built packs ready for drying in the RF kiln will improve the drying results.
The perfect pack:
Each piece of wood is unique, and can be unpredictable. The result being inconsistencies with each distinct piece of wood throughout the drying process. Wood is a natural product with a great variance in grain structure, densities, and other characteristics. We therefore cannot provide a guarantee on the drying of the wood. Should there be any issues or concerns that arise, we retain the right to inspect the products for assessment.
A forest shares a history, which each tree remembers even after it has been felled.” ― Anne Michaels, Fugitive Pieces