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    Author(s): B. A. Bendtsen; R. L. Ethington
    Date: 1975
    Source: (Research note FPL ; 0230):12 p.
    Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    Important mechanical properties of clear, straight-grained wood of 23 species are tabulated, along with coefficients of variation. These property estimates can be used to match up species with kind of material needed for a specific job, or to search for substitutes for a presently used species. Some of the species appear, with allowable properties, in two published plywood manuals. There are no similar hardwood lumber stress grades, but standard methods exist for generating them, should interest develop.

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    Bendtsen, B. A.; Ethington, R. L. 1975. Mechanical Properties of 23 Species of Eastern Hardwoods. (Research note FPL ; 0230):12 p.


    Mechanical properties, Specific gravity, Stress grading, Allowable properties, Design properties

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