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    Author(s): R. M. Rowell; R. L. Youngs
    Date: 1981
    Source: (Research note FPL ; 0243):8 p.
    Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    Many techniques have been devised to reduce the tendency of wood to change dimensions in contact with moisture. Treatments such as cross-lamination, water-resistant coatings, hygroscopicity reduction, crosslinking, and bulking are reviewed and recommendations for future research are given.

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    Rowell, R. M.; Youngs, R. L. 1981. Dimensional Stabilization of Wood In Use. (Research note FPL ; 0243):8 p.


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    Treatment, Hygroscopicity, Wood utilization, Protective coatings, Laminated wood, Bulking, Review article

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