Kiln Drying Reclaimed Lumber for Making Furniture – Barn Wood to Farm Table

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How I Make Money, My Book-
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Facebook- In this video I show a trip to the sawmill where I drop off and pick up some lumber to be run through a kiln to heat treat for insects. I show the outside and inside of the kiln and talk about some of the details. This process makes sure there are no living insects in the wood and drys any moisture that may still be held up in the lumber. In the end of the video I show the nice drive to and from the mill and the farm table that I made from some of the lumber. It is one of the pieces that use the legs that I turn using my lathe duplicator using an angle grinder.

Let me know what you think, give the video a thumbs up and leave a comment.

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  1. Ava Lauren says:

    Your table looks incredible. Fantastic craftsmanship and great work ethic. Keep it up. 🙂

  2. Billy Barton says:

    I'm just a beginner woodworker nearing retirement. The more videos I see of this style of living the more I'm attracted to it. Working with wood is relaxing, challenging, stress free, and has so much freedom. Time to do it!

  3. MidGAOutdoor says:

    I liked this video. I too enjoy this type of work. I'm from Georgia.

  4. Brent Miller says:

    definitely a wonderful way to live — not everyone can do it, I blew my chance and I've regretted ever since — now at the age of 60 I have the opportunity but not the mobility, but I am going to get back into the shop this year — I am certainly not a craftsman but I am not a novice either, I can't wait till the weather gets warm enough to get at it —- just so you know your video's have inspired me all winter and kept my hopes up — thanks so much for the easy relaxed way you present yourself and your wonderful skill and projects

  5. Gainscorpio says:

    Cool Videos, thank you!!! best wishes from Germany

  6. John Doe says:


  7. ksvensen says:

    You have the greatest job out there

  8. ghostdog662 says:

    Just wanted to let you know as a fellow but beginning woodworker I appreciate these videos. I wouldn't normally have access to seeing how these things operate so it is great knowledge to have.

  9. Won'tRespond says:

    Great uplifting video/work. Your seemingly genuine consideration is rare to come by these days.

  10. Engan says:

    Thanx for sharing your tips and trix! Im thinking of making my own kiln since I have easy access to a lot of cherry where I live.

    How long time to you think it will take to dry this kind of tree? 3-4 weeks?

  11. Great video, the location of the saw mill is excellent
    The table looks really nice too

  12. Good day. Im from South Africa. Love your work. Whatbis the mixture u use for the table base? It looks really good. Thanks for all the cool videos.

  13. Natalie B says:

    You look like Orlando Bloom!!!

  14. how did you get started turning your own legs.

  15. turtleclans1 says:

    yes, the behind the scenes idea is a good one. Love watching saw mill vids. Great videos by the way

  16. I liked the little section with the scenery shots. You're life seems very idyllic.

  17. Rusty Nail says:

    I sure miss the day when we used to make money off this stuff here in Michigan.

  18. Ed Rudolph says:

    Nice scenery! Whereabouts do you live?

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