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    A collection of 3,487 fully described, kiln-dried red oak boards totaling 20,021 board feet. The boards, which are straight or contain no more than ? inch of crook, are FAS, FAS ONE FACE (F1F), Selects, No. 1 Common, No. 2A Common, or No. 3A common. The boards were graded with the UGRS (Ultimate Grading and Remanufacturing System) computer program. After the grade was determined, the maximum grading surface in the maximum number of grading cuttings was determined to allow studies of quality within lumber grades. Written for researchers and industry decision makers who may have only a limited knowledge of the NHLA grades, the data bank contains a limited description of factors affecting the grades. The computer program MAKEFILE is included to allow the user to create data files of smaller samples from the full data bank.

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    Gatchell, Charles J.; Thomas, R. Edward; Walker, Elizabeth S. 1998. 1998 data bank for kiln-dried red oak lumber. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-245. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 60 p.


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    Lumber data bank, hardwood lumber grades, grading, board quality, UGRS, ROMI-RIP, ROMI-CROSS, simulation

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