Wood may contain a varying amount of water. The dimensions of a piece of wood will vary with the amount of moisture present.



(1) original weight of a piece of wood in kilograms

(2) weight of the same piece of wood after kiln drying in kilograms


change in weight due to water loss =

= (original weight) - (weight after drying)


moisture content of the original piece of wood =

= ((original weight) - (weight after drying)) / (weight after drying) * 100%


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