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    Author(s): Roger M. Rowell; W. Bart Banks
    Date: 1985
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-50. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory; 1985: 24 pages
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    A discussion of the interaction between wood and water makes clear the distinction between water repellency of wood (a rate of change) and dimensional stability (a level of equilibrium). A review of methods of treating wood follows, leading to comparison of their effectiveness, description of test procedures to evaluate treatments, and discussion of deficiencies of the tests commonly used, first with regard to water repellency, then to dimensional stability, with final consideration of future research. Figures, numerous tables (introducing some new data), and an extensive bibliography illustrate the discussion.

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    Rowell, Roger M.; Banks, W. Bart. 1985. Water repellency and dimensional stability of wood. Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-50. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory; 1985: 24 pages

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    Water repellency, dimensional stability, moisture uptake, contact angle, test conditions, treatments, wood, review, definitions

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