Our Amazing Vacupress 2000 arrived in Sarasota, FL earlier this week. This will be our 2nd vacuum kiln and the larger of the two.
Vacuum drying is a very laborious process when compared to traditional forms of kiln but it delivers the straightest and most stable boards in the end. The process that vacuum drying goes through allows the wood to be dried without much oxygen and thus not affecting the colors of the woods.
We’ll be having this Vacupress up and running very soon and drying slabs faster to get them to you.
This week our Sarasota, FL facility broke ground for a new kiln and an extensive wood slab production space. The new wood slab space will provide us with more area to store and air-dry a greater selection of wood slabs. The 10,000-board-foot dehumidifying kiln will bring our company-wide drying capabilities to 600,000 board feet. This includes dehumidification, vacuum, and conventional steam kilns.
Live-Edge Wood Slabs are beautiful pieces that give us a glimpse inside the complicated beauty of trees. Think of a live-edge wood slab as a CAT scan where you can see the different layers the tree is made of, from bark to heartwood. While the common inclination is to create tables out of them, there are other ways to utilize their unique beauty.