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    Author(s): John I. Zerbe
    Date: 2005
    Source: Undervalued hardwoods for engineered materials and components. Madison, WI : Forest Products Society ; Marquette, MI : Northern Initiative, [c2005]: Pages 15-19.
    Publication Series: Book Chapter
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    Among the most abundant of our undervalued hardwoods are the soft maples. However, other species that are also underutilized include some species of birch and some lower grades of the hard maples. This chapter covers physical, mechanical, and other important properties of different soft maples, hard maples, and yellow birch and compares them with the properties of benchmark species. The benchmark values are taken to be average values for eight species of southern yellow pine.

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    Citation

    Zerbe, John I. 2005. Chapter 2:Basic properties of undervalued hardwoods. Undervalued hardwoods for engineered materials and components. Madison, WI : Forest Products Society ; Marquette, MI : Northern Initiative, [c2005]: Pages 15-19.

    Keywords

    Hardwoods, moisture, specific gravity, mechanical properties, maple, yellow birch, modulus of elasticity, elasticity, maple, moisture content, shrinkage, compressive strength, shear strength, strength

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