What is the meaning of the furniture term Kiln Dried?

Kiln-dried refers to a process in which wood is dried in a controlled environment, typically in a kiln, to reduce its moisture content. This is done to stabilize the wood and prevent it from warping, shrinking, or cracking. Kiln-dried wood is commonly used in furniture-making as it offers better strength, durability, and stability compared to wood with higher moisture content. Lumber dried by artificial means in warm chambers. The advantage is that the remaining moisture content can be precisely controlled.
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