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Chapter 2:Basic properties of undervalued hardwoodsAuthor(s): John I. Zerbe
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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DescriptionAmong 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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CitationZerbe, 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.
KeywordsHardwoods, 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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