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    Author(s): Alan Bendtsen; William L. Galligan
    Date: 1978
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-20. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 29 p.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    Description

    The ASTM standards for establishing clear wood mechanical properties and for deriving structural grades and related allowable properties for visually graded lumber can be confusing and difficult for the uninitiated to interpret. This report provides a practical guide to using these standards for individuals not familiar with their application. Sample stress derivations are presented to supplement the text.

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    Citation

    Bendtsen, Alan; Galligan, William L. 1978. Deriving allowable properties of lumber : a practical guide for interpretation of ASTM standards. Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-20. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 29 p.

    Keywords

    Mechanical properties, strength, bending, wood properties, lumber grading

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