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System 6: making frame-quality blanks from white oak thinningsAuthor(s): Hugh W. Reynolds; Philip A. Araman
Source: Res. Pap. NE-520. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiement Station. 9p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionLow-grade white oak timber removed during a timber stand improvement cut on the Jefferson National Forest in Virginia was made into sawlogs, poles, 6-foot bolts, 4-foot bolts, pulpwood, and firewood. The 6-foot bolts were sawed to two cants per bolt; cants were resawed to 4/4 System 6 boards; boards were dried to 6 percent moisture content and made into frame blanks using System 6 technology. The blanks were used by an upholstered furniture company to make frames and were found to be very satisfactory. Yields of required frame blanks were good, 56 percent, when only the poorest two-thirds of all boards were used. The better boards can be used to make clear-quality blanks.
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CitationReynolds, Hugh W.; Araman, Philip A. 1983. System 6: making frame-quality blanks from white oak thinnings. Res. Pap. NE-520. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiement Station. 9p.
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