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    The degradation of a wood load-bearing (in-service) member may be caused by any one of several organisms that derive their nourishment or shelter from the wood substrate in which they live. Consequently, it is important to periodically inspect wood structures to determine their condition. A comprehensive manual on the inspection of wood structural elements.

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    Citation

    Ross, Robert J.; Wang, Xiping. 2005. Quincy Mine Blacksmith Shop : condition assesment of timbers. Structure magazine. (Sept. 2005): pages 32-34.

    Keywords

    White pine, structural timbers, building timbers, Quincy mine, blacksmith shops, degradation

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