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    Author(s): B. G. Heebink
    Date: 1963
    Source: Research Note FPL-RN-015. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 5 p.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    Description

    In 1959, a new technique was devised at the Forest Products Laboratory that provided a means of examining, evaluating, and recording the show- through pattern (often called telegraphing) of panels made with particle board cores. Although the technique was devised as a working tool to evaluate show-through characteristics of particle board cores, it can be used equally well on anyfurniture panel, regardless of color, pattern, or type of core, provided the surface is finished with a satin (or brighter) finish. This means that the technique has potential applications far beyond the original concept, and it was proposed at the time that if the apparatus was redesigned and made portable it could be used as an evaluation tool on furniture. This might be for in-plant inspection or as a method of evaluating the effect of certain service conditions on furniture.

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    Citation

    Heebink, B. G. 1963. Portable apparatus for surface evaluation of furniture panels. Research Note FPL-RN-015. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 5 p.

    Keywords

    Furniture panels, portable instruments, show-through pattern, particle board

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