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    Author(s): David W. Green; Kent A. McDonald; John. Dramm; Kenneth. Kilborn
    Source: (Research paper FPL ; RP-583):15 p. ; 28 cm.
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    Properties and grade yield are estimated for structural lumber produced from No. 3, No. 4, and low-end No. 2 grade western hemlock logs of the type previously used primarily for the production of pulp chips. Estimates are given for production in the Structural Framing, Machine Stress Rating, and Laminating Stock grading systems. The information shows that significant amounts of higher grade structural lumber can be produced from these lower grade logs.

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    Citation

    Green, David W.; McDonald, Kent A.; Dramm, John.; Kilborn, Kenneth. Grading options for western hemlock "pulpwood" logs from southeastern Alaska. (Research paper FPL ; RP-583):15 p. ; 28 cm.

    Keywords

    Western hemlock, Timber—Grading, Lumber—Grading, Pulpwood—Grading, Tsuga heterophylla, Structural timbers, Lumber, Logs, Grading, National forests, Alaska, Tongass National Forest

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