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    Author(s): David E. Kretschmann; Roland Hernandez
    Date: 2006
    Source: Primary wood processing : principles and practice. Dordrecht : Springer, c2006: ISBN: 1402043929: 9781402043925: pages 339-390.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Because of its biological nature, which is influenced by many factors as discussed in Chapter 6, the quality of timber is enormously variable. Therefore, some sort of arrangement or classification must be undertaken prior to its use, in order to get the most out of this valuable resource. It is obvious that not all lumber can be used for the same purposes because not all of it has the same properties. It is the intension of this chapter to discuss the various classification or ‘grading’ techniques that are applied to timber and glued structural members.

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    Kretschmann, David E.; Hernandez, Roland. 2006. Grading timber and glued structural members. Primary wood processing : principles and practice. Dordrecht : Springer, c2006: ISBN: 1402043929: 9781402043925: pages 339-390.

    Keywords

    Wood, mechanical properties, lumber, timber, wood grading, elasticity, grading, elasticity, grading, engineered wood, modulus of elasticity, glued assemblies, wood strength, structural timbers, stiffness

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