There is a visible difference in the character of some species, between
kiln-dried and air-dried. Some find the air-dried character most
Kiln-drying often, not always, produces a more consistent, predictable
outcome from the drying process. For most commercial operations, this is a
You have to decide what you want and need. For hobbyist quantities, if it
were me, I'd call, and go see what the fellow has got to offer. There are
many more variables to cherry than how it has been dried.