Does your company use figured or live edged wood, slabs, or cookies?

We can help!  Our kilns have the ability to give you the quality you want with the speed you need!! 

Family owned and operated, VacDry Vacuum Kilns are proudly built in the USA by master craftsmen using aluminum extruded in Pennsylvania!

A beautiful box elder cookie, dried in a VacDry vacuum kiln:

Our kilns have dried almost all domestic species and many exotics:

Some of the domestic species that our kilns have dried:  Red oak, cherry, hickory, ash, American beech, maple, box elder, black walnut, butternut, elm, pine, hemlock and holly.  We are finalizing schedules for white oak.  If it's not mentioned that doesn't mean we haven't dried it.  Give us a call to ask about the species that interests you!

Figured Red Beech:


Amboyna Burl:

Some of the exotics that our kilns have dried:  Amboyna, Bloodwood, Ipe, Jarrah, Blackbutt, Purple Heart, Red Beech, Wenge, Teak, Quebracho and Rosewood.  Drop us line to ask about your exotic species!

Our kilns have also dried submerged reclaimed wood!!


Just some of the advantages:

* No air drying required!

* Works best from green!

* Partial loads, no need for 100% plate coverage or a full kiln charge for one-off projects!

* Dries wood faster.  For example:  freshly cut 10/4 Black Walnut dry in 19 days!

* Maintain natural beauty"

* Gives you absolute minimal degrade!



Interest in drying slabs has never been greater.

I searched the internet to see what live edge slabs are available and what prices are being asked. I was shocked at the junk that is being offered. 12/4 is rare. Even 8/4 isn’t common. Companies are selling stuff that is only an inch+ thick. And some “slabs” are as narrow as 9 inches. Stuff that used to go to OSB or mulch!

I calculated only how many slabs of a particular size would fit in a single kiln charge. In all cases, there would be a lot of room for smaller slabs and cookies. The charge of the VK3.0S is 50” wide x 16.8’ long. I visited many sites to avoid being influenced by a company where everything might be over-priced or under-priced. The following will give you an idea of the potential.

Species       Thickness & Length    Width       Price     From 1 load in VK3.0S     Drying Time

Cherry              2” x 12’                      32”        $200                  $6400                            6 days

Hard Maple      2” x 13’                      33”        $650               $10,400                            6 days      

Red Oak           2” x 16’                      12”        $220                $14,080                           8 days

White Oak        2” x 13’                       9”         $339               $27,120                          11 days

Maple*              2” x 13’                     40”        $2925             $46,800                            6 days

Cherry              2” x 10’               18 – 30”        $251                 $8032                            6 days

Poplar              3” x 9’                  45 – 54”       $595                  $6545                            4 days

Walnut             2” x 10’                15 – 26”       $297                  $9504                            8 days
Walnut            2.5” x 14’              30 – 38”     $1500               $16,500                          10 days

Cherry            2.5” x 8’                26 – 27”      $1135              $24,970                             7 days

Hard Maple    2.5” x 9’                30 – 32”      $1250              $13,750                             7 days

Red Oak         2” x 13’                        28”       $1606               $25,696                            8 days

White Oak      2” x 6’                   17 – 24”      $1250               $80,000                          11 days

* was a bookmatched set.

Drying times are estimated from fresh off the saw to under 10%.  This is an excellent opportunity for urban tree companies!

During the introductory period, the VacDry VK3.0S vacuum kiln drying system starts at $99,000.  Potential payback in two months or less!


You can start drying your own slabs now.  

Contact us today to get started!

 We have a kiln size to meet your needs and budget.  Financing Available!  Call, email, or use our inquiry form today to talk about your new VacDry Kiln: email Dennis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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