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System 6 used to make kitchen cabinet C2F blanks from small-diameter, low-grade red oakAuthor(s): Hugh W. Reynolds; Philip A. Araman; Charles J. Gatchell; Bruce G. Hansen
Source: Res. Pap. NE-525. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiement Station. 11p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionHardwood dimension manufacturers can make profitable use of plentiful small-diameter, low-grade timber when System 6 technology is used. We describe a System 6 plant designed to make clear-two-face (C2F) blanks for the kitchen cabinet industry. Data for plant operation are taken from a study in which red oak bolts (from a reforestation clearcut) were used to make 33-, 29-, 25-, 21-, and 15-inch-long standard-size blanks. Sem jointing of short pieces was used to increase the quantity of 25-inch blanks. The economics of two options for plant operation is explained.
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CitationReynolds, Hugh W.; Araman, Philip A.; Gatchell, Charles J.; Hansen, Bruce G. 1983. System 6 used to make kitchen cabinet C2F blanks from small-diameter, low-grade red oak. Res. Pap. NE-525. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiement Station. 11p.
KeywordsFurniture manufacturing, lumber drying, hardwood dimension
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