Hi guys. Let me start by saying I'm totally new to wood burning. I've had a thread going in the wood stove forum about my first wood stove I'm having installed in a month or so. I'm a rather obsessive person so I've been thinking of nothing else but wood burning and how to occupy my time until the stove is in place. I've been thinking of putting together a drying kiln as shown in the image below, which would be made almost completely from free parts I have lying around. Would something like this be even remotely effective for anything other than occupying my time? The idea is to leave the black crate filled with wood (approx 68 sqft) in the sun to warm up, and constantly pull air through it using a duct fan (which would cycle all the air in the container about once every minute) and some duct work. I don't think it would cost much in electricity, and it might mean I have some more burnable wood this season. I'm toying with the idea of putting some light bulbs in the intake to warm the incoming air. This would mean I could have the contraption in my garage and pipe the exhaust out a window. Maybe this is a bit overkill. Can you tell I'm excited?