Kiln drying is a standard practice in wood production mills and serves to efficiently bring green lumber moisture levels down to “workable” range–moisture content levels to prevent the array of problems that can be caused by excess moisture levels in wood.
Depending on the origin, species, and type of wood, the moisture content before kiln drying can be 15% or greater when we acquire it. Shrinkage can be a concern if the moisture level is not lowered prior to use in our wood shop, depending on the application of the material.
Prior to milling reclaimed wood, it is recommended to bringing the moisture content down to the 6% to 8% range to reduce the potential for slight shrinkage. This also ensures that the wood runs more smoothly through our machines adding a milled profile.
Other Benefits of Kiln Dried Reclaimed Wood
Lowering the weight of the wood, saving on shipping costs.
Kiln drying sterilizes the wood killing any insects or microbes present, which can be especially important for interior applications.
Received this table today. It is gorgeous and very well made. Like a work of art. It was packed incredibly well! Took approximately 4 weeks from the day I ordered it. Fairly easy to assemble as the legs are color coded. Getting a hold of the shipping company to find out delivery day was dicey. It was delivered today with no phone call, no notice. Good thing I was home. I live in a gated community and the driver wouldn't have been allowed in. Other than that, I am so pleased to own this incredible piece of hand made furniture made from reclaimed wood.
Great communication and fast arrival. We ordered clear coat on wooden seat which was a lot lighter than sample pictured. We should have asked for physical sample and ended up sanding/ staining. Regardless very pleased with the purchase. Highly recommend seller.
There are great looking, very sturdy stools. Minor issue...flat, hard seats. Foam pad solved that. The seats and metal frames were shipped from different locations, and the screw holes to join them were slightly off in some places and had to be redrilled. No big deal.
Purchased a console table with custom dimensions, this exceeded expectations! We chose a beeswax finish which looks perfect, and the wood was finished nicely. Adjustable ends on our hairpin legs are key for our uneven floorboards. The BarnXO team was so easy to work with, and they knew exactly what we needed.
These bar stools were the perfect addition to my new kitchen. I really appreciated Kyle's patience with all of my questions and willingness to accommodate the custom height request. The stools arrived on time and to my exact specifications. They were easy to assemble and look great.