From the Wood Doctor: Wood & Moisture
Moisture Measurement and Management – Video Library
Presented by Dr. Gene Wengert, President, The Wood Doctor’s Rx, LLC
As a former professor and extension specialist at Virginia Tech and researcher at the US Forest Products Lab, Dr. Wengert teaches over 30 wood processing classes and seminars a year, including sawing, grading, drying, machining and gluing. Dr. Wengert is the author of eight books and has published over 400 articles relating to the wood products industry.
The moisture content of wood that is at equilibrium with its environment is determined by the relative humidity of the air surrounding the wood. All wood changes its moisture content when the humidity changes.
The end use of a product determines what the correct moisture content of wood should be during manufacturing. The extra cost and care to maintain proper control over the moisture content in wood saves much time and money in rejects.
Three steps are discussed for successful control of Moisture content: proper drying and storing at lumber yard, proper EMC maintenance at the manufacturing plant, and proper storage of products at customer location.
This Wood Moisture Video Series by By Dr. Eugene Wengert – Copyrighted material. Used with permission.
We would like to give credit to the presenters of this video information: The Wood Component Manufacturers Association and the University of Wisconsin and Acknowledgment of the cooperation of Richardson Brothers Company for use of their plant in the production of these video clips.