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What is the drying period for lumber?

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The length of time it takes to dry lumber depends on a few different factors. These are: - The species of wood. For example, white fir wood can be dried in 2-3 days whereas hardwoods can take between four and twelve weeks.- The thickness of the wood. 1-inch ponderosa pine wood might take 3-5 days to dry in a wood drying kiln whereas it would take 5-6 days to dry 5/4 ponderosa pine.- Whether you're referring to air-drying or kiln-drying. If you're referring to kiln-drying, the drying period will also depend on how much air-drying has already occurred.  A good rule of thumb for air drying is to allow for around 1 year for each inch of thickness of the wood.

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