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Feasibility of producing value-added wood products from reclaimed hemlock lumberAuthor(s): John J. Janowiak; Robert H. Falk; Jeffery D. Kimmel
Source: Research Paper FPL-RP-645. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 13 pages
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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DescriptionThis study evaluated the feasibility of producing value-added wood products from hemlock lumber salvaged from building deconstruction. About 6,000 board feet of lumber, ranging in size from 3 in. by 8 in. to 3 in. by 12 in., was remilled into four products including log cabin siding, V-groove paneling, beadboard (wainscoting), and tongue and groove flooring. The general quality of the products produced was high and little loss was found after processing, although checks, ringshake, and face-nail holes were found in some pieces. The yield of value-added products was rather low (about 33%) and was constant over lumber size and product type. The authors believe yield could be increased with better on-site trimming.
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CitationJanowiak, John J.; Falk, Robert H.; Kimmel, Jeffery D. 2007. Feasibility of producing value-added wood products from reclaimed hemlock lumber. Research Paper FPL-RP-645. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 13 pages
KeywordsDeconstruction, re-milling, salvage, lumber, wood, timber, reclaimed, recycling, reuse, recycled products, value added, feasibility studies, buildings, eastern hemlock, recycling, Tsuga canadensis
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