How to Dry Lumber For Quality & Profit Workshop
December 9-11, 2013

The purpose of this course is to provide a basic understanding of wood and how to dry it.  Practical, up-to-date information will be provided on wood properties and how wood dries.  You’ll learn how both steam-heated and dehumidification kilns are made, operated and maintained, and how to create and modify kiln schedules for different species.  Drying to meet the European quality standards and heat treating standards will also be discussed.

What to expect...
Information will be presented by university practitioners and researchers, consultants, and industry representatives using multimedia and laboratory exercises.  Lunch with manufacturers’ representatives will help you appreciate the range of equipment available.  You will receive printed materials dealing with different aspects of the course.

If you are involved with lumber drying and its management and want practical, hands-on training and knowledge, this course has something for you.

Registration Options
Questions about Registration may be directed to OSU Conference Services at 541-737-9300 or 1-800-678-6311 or email

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The Registration Fee Includes
The conference registration fee of $750.00 includes all course materials, refreshment breaks each morning and afternoon as well as lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday. Click here to register for the workshop.

Conference Fees & Cancellation Policy
Cancellation requests need to be made in writing via email no later than 5:00 p.m. (PST) Friday, November 15, 2013 in order to receive a refund (minus a $50.00 administrative fee). Refunds will not be made for cancellation requests after 5:00 p.m. (PST) Friday, November 15, 2013. (Substitutions may be allowed)

The College of Forestry reserves the right to cancel courses.

Lodging & Directions


Attendees are responsible for all hotel reservations. At the following hotels please mention that you are with the How to Dry Lumber for Quality & Profit Workshop upon booking to access the group rate.

Hilton Garden Inn: There are a select number of rooms available at the Hilton Garden Inn-Corvallis at a special group rate of $99 per night plus tax. Call 541-752-5000 to make your reservation by phone. Let them know you are attending the Lumber Drying Workshop at OSU. Reservations must be made before November 12, 2012 to access the group rate.

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Other area accommodations can be found by browsing the Corvallis Tourism site.

Richardson Hall has very limited parking space. All visitors must have parking permits displayed on your dashboard while parking on campus. Parking is $1 per hour (up to four hours) or $7 per day. You may pre-purchase your pass by using this website. If you will be staying at the Hilton Garden Inn complimentary parking is available in their parking lot.

Go here for a parking map. Parking questions may be directed to 541-737-2583.

Getting to OSU

All workshop sessions will be held in Richardson Hall, room 107 - Oregon State University Campus

For further information about the program please contact Mike Milota at or 541-737-4210.

Program sponsored by the Wood Science & Engineering Department at Oregon State University and the Oregon Wood Innovation Center: