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Western hemlock lumber recovery at a western Washington sawmill.Author(s): E.E. Matson
Source: PNW Old Series Research Notes No. 140, p. 1-9
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionDuring April 1956, a study was made at a western Washington sawmill to determine lumber grades that my be expected from old-growth western hemlock timber. Lumber cut at this mill is not seasoned and most of it is sold surfaced-green. It is the practice at this plant to use the band headrig for producing side-cut lumber and to send the large cantsthe full length of the logsto the sash gang to be cut into 2-inch material. Thus, production in the 2-inch dimensional grades is heavy.
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CitationMatson, E.E. 1957. Western hemlock lumber recovery at a western Washington sawmill. PNW Old Series Research Notes No. 140, p. 1-9
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