The DIY/home enthusiast is likely to want to operate a lumber drying kiln to dry green lumber so that it can be used more quickly after being cut down. Lumber drying kilns can be used to dry wood so it can be used as firewood more quickly. However, this is really not a cost effective use of a lumber drying kiln.
Lumber kilns are also used commercially to produce charcoal; however, again to produce a small amount of charcoal for personal use there are quicker and cheaper methods than operating a lumber kiln. So, if you’re thinking of using a lumber drying kiln for lumber to do woodwork with, here are some pointers you need to be aware of when operating lumber kilns.