Moisture Matters Blog

Your Guide to Choosing the Best Moisture Meter for Your Hardwood Flooring Applications

This third part of our series on the hardwood flooring industry highlights the benefits of choosing top moisture meter models. We will follow up on the previous article that presented readers with a clearer idea of how quality moisture meters meet the specific needs of ... Read More

The Benefits of High-Quality Moisture Meters for Hardwood Flooring Professionals

Our second article in the series highlights the practical benefits of quality moisture meters for hardwood flooring professionals. Our previous article shared the importance of accurate moisture measurements in keeping hardwood flooring in optimal condition for safety ... Read More

Practical Uses For Moisture Meters For Quality Improvement in Wood Manufacturing RX # 7

Rx #7:  DIAGNOSING CUSTOMER ISSUES Every so often, but hopefully not too often, a customer has a complaint.  Often, moisture content (MC) is the potential issue.  So, let’s discuss how to use a moisture meter on many types of finished products to obtain the necessary ... Read More

Practical Uses For Moisture Meters For Quality Improvement in Wood Manufacturing RX # 6

Rx #6:  MOISTURE METER CHOICES There are two types of moisture meters used with lumber.  One uses pins or needles that are inserted into the piece of wood being tested; the other does not have pins but has a plate that must be in good contact the wood.  Which meter is ... Read More

Practical Uses For Moisture Meters For Quality Improvement in Wood Manufacturing RX # 5

Rx #5:   MONITORING MC IN PRODUCTION   There should be no doubt that the moisture content (MC) of the wood used in manufacturing of furniture, cabinets, flooring, and so on is super critical for producing products that perform well in service.  As stated in Rx #1, the ... Read More

Practical Uses For Moisture Meters For Quality Improvement in Wood Manufacturing RX # 4

Rx #4:  SAMPLING INCOMING LUMBER   Always check the MC of incoming lumber.  It is critically important for a wood products manufacturing operation to have lumber that is at the correct moisture content (MC).  Failure to achieve this goal means losses in quality and ... Read More

Practical Uses For Moisture Meters For Quality Improvement in Wood Manufacturing RX # 3

Rx #3:  MEASURING MC WHEN UNLOADING A KILN Over the recent past decades, the processors and users of kiln dried (KD) lumber have become more and more conscious of the importance of achieving the correct final moisture content (MC).  The users appreciate that incorrect ... Read More

Practical Uses For Moisture Meters For Quality Improvement in Wood Manufacturing RX # 2

Rx #2: SELECTING KILN SAMPLES KILN DRYING BASICS For kiln drying all hardwood, and some softwood, the basic kiln operation process is  Read More

Practical Uses for Moisture Meters for Quality Improvement in Wood Manufacturing

Rx #1:  MOISTURE & WOOD INTERACTION WHY MC? Why do wood people worry so much about MC?  In my 50 years in this wood manufacturing industry, I estimate that 75% of the manufacturing problems with wood are related to incorrect pr changing moisture content (MC).  If ... Read More

IWF Blog Series with the Wood Doctor!

The 2022 International Woodworking Fair (IWF) tradeshow is coming soon, and Delmhorst is proud to be a part of this world-class woodworking event again! The IWF tradeshow brings together hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of professionals to address the latest ... Read More