Skip to Main Content
Grade Distribution and Drying Degrade of Sweetgum and Yellow-poplar Structural LumberAuthor(s): Timothy D. Faust
Source: Forest Products Journal 40(5): 18-20.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
PDF: View PDF (105 KB)
DescriptionThe fact that the supply of southern pine timber is changing to include more lower quality plantation stock may provide incentive for utilizing lower density hardwoods for structural lumber. Yellow-poplar and sweetgum are potential substitutes for southern pine. A major problem in utilizing soft hardwoods for structural lumber is the difficulties associated with drying. A study of the grade distribution and drying degrade of yellow-poplar and sweetgum structural lumber was completed. The results indicate that grade distribution was much higher for yellow-poplar than for sweetgum, and grade loss after drying was lower for sweetgum. Proper drying is especially critical for reducing degrade of hardwoods.
- You may send email to email@example.com to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationFaust, Timothy D. 1990. Grade Distribution and Drying Degrade of Sweetgum and Yellow-poplar Structural Lumber. Forest Products Journal 40(5): 18-20.
- Potential Utilization of Sweetgum and Yellow-Poplar for Structural Lumber
- Strength and Stiffness Properties of Sweetgum and Yellow-poplar Structural Lumber
- Potential Utilization of Sweetgum for Structural Lumber
XML: View XML