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    As sawmills search for new opportunities to add value to rough sawn lumber, many consider producing dimension parts as one solution. Assembling dimension parts into edge-glued panels or standard blanks can add even further value. Blanks are defined as pieces of solid wood (which may be edge-glued) that are manufactured to a predetermined size. This article discusses the manufacturing of blanks and edge-glued panels as well as current markets.

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    Smith, Bob; Araman, Philip A. 1997. Exploring Valued-Added Options - Edge-Glued Panels and Blanks Offer Value-Added Opportunities. Southern Lumberman. 258(4): 42-43.

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