Welcome to our blog. Our company is engaged in manufacturing dining tables made of solid oak, and today we want to tell you how we dry the wood so that our oak tabletops were with a beautiful lively edge. at first glance, the technology of wood drying is not difficult, but in fact, it is not.
Drying wood is an operation that requires a high level of skill and professionalism. Wood drying requires 100% compliance with all technological processes.
How long does it take to dry an oak board?
If we talk about the dry oak board from which in the end you can make a dining table or table tops for large and small tables, this oak board has a moisture content of 8-10%.
Drying time in the special drying chamber is 5-6 months during which time the humidity in the wood is only 8-10%, which corresponds to all the regulations and standards. If the wood is less moisture, it will be brittle and easily crumble.
Remember – oak is a very durable wood, if all the technological process of drying is followed, then the tabletop can be used for more than 10-15 years.
How oak boards are dried in the drying chamber
First, the oak boards after they have been sawn are placed in a drying chamber. The drying chamber is a large-sized hangar with special equipment for supplying hot air. There are computer systems that collect statistics on the wood drying process and systems that monitor the moisture level in different parts of the oak boards.
The edges of each oak board are manually machined so that the wood does not crack or warp during the drying process. To see how the oak boards look after drying, please visit our online store at https://oakslabs.mbswood.com.
Although the entire drying process is automated with the help of computer systems, specially trained craftsmen monitor and inspect the oak boards during the drying process.