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    Author(s): Matt Humphries; Stan Lebow; David Moses
    Date: 2009
    Source: Wood design & building. (Spring 2009): p. 41-44.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    If you are having trouble choosing the right wood preservative system for your application, you are not alone. Dozens of products are available, some older types have gone out of use, others may be completely inappropriate for your application. As designers, specifiers and builders, you need to understand key information to be able to navigate through all of these chemical treatments to find the one suitable for your wood products.

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    Humphries, Matt; Lebow, Stan; Moses, David. 2009. Wood preservatives : choosing the right one. Wood design & building. (Spring 2009): p. 41-44.


    Wood preservatives, service life, wood deterioration, deterioration, coatings, decision making, sustainability, preservative treated wood, treated wood, durability, exposure tests

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