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The encyclopedia of wood

Author: Forest Products Laboratory (U.S.)
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Timber is one of our most precious, versatile, and vulnerable resources, so using it effectively is important. Knowing your material inside and out is the first step to doing just that. Read about the structure of wood itself, from growth rings to its chemical composition. Learn wood's physical and mechanical properties, including everything from elasticity to nuclear radiation. This extensive manual includes a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Agriculture, U.S. Department of.
Encyclopedia of Wood.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Forest Products Laboratory (U.S.)
ISBN: 9781626366718 1626366713 9781602390577 1602390576
OCLC Number: 785400692
Notes: Originally published as: Wood handbook. [Madison, Wis.] : Forest Products Laboratory, 1999.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations, map
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Contributors; Chapter 1 --
Characteristics and Availability of Commercially Important Woods; Timber Resources and Uses; Species Descriptions; U.S. Wood Species; Imported Woods; References; Chapter 2 --
Structure of Wood; Bark, Wood, Branches, and Cambium; Sapwood and Heartwood; Growth Rings; Wood Cells; Chemical Composition; Species Identification; References; Chapter 3 --
Physical Properties and Moisture Relations of Wood; Appearance; Shrinkage; Weight, Density, and Specific Gravity; Working Qualities; Decay Resistance. Thermal PropertiesElectrical Properties; Coefficient of Friction; Nuclear Radiation; References; Moisture Content; Chapter 4 --
Mechanical Properties of Wood; Orthotropic Nature of Wood; Elastic Properties; Strength Properties; Vibration Properties; Mechanical Properties of Clear Straight-Grained Wood; Natural Characteristics Affecting Mechanical Properties; Effects of Manufacturing and Service Environments; References; Chapter 5 --
Commercial Lumber; Hardwood Lumber; Softwood Lumber; Purchase of Lumber; Commonly Used Lumber Abbreviations; Reference. Chapter 6 --
Lumber Stress Grades and Design PropertiesResponsibilities and Standards for Stress Grading; Visually Graded Structural Lumber; Machine-Graded Structural Lumber; Adjustment of Properties for Design Use; References; Chapter 7 --
Fastenings; Nails; Spikes; Staples; Drift Bolts; Wood Screws; Lag Screws; Bolts; Connector Joints; Multiple-Fastener Joints; Metal Plate Connectors; Fastener Head Embedment; References; Chapter 8 --
Structural Analysis Equations; Deformation Equations; Stress Equations; Stability Equations; References; Chapter 9 --
Adhesive Bonding of Wood Materials. Adhesion to WoodSurface Properties of Wood Adherends; Physical Properties of Wood Adherends; Adhesives; Bonding Process; Bonded Joints; Testing and Performance; References; Chapter 10 --
Wood-bas ed Composites and Panel Products; Scope; Types of Conventional Composite Materials; Adhesive Considerations; Additives; General Manufacturing Issues; Standards for Wood-Based Panels; Plywood; Particle and Fiber Composites; Wood-Nonwood Composites; References; Chapter 11 --
Glued Structural Members; Structural Composite Lumber; Glulam; Glued Members With Lumber and Panels. Structural Sandwich ConstructionReferences; Chapter 12 --
Drying and Control of Moisture Content and Dimensional Changes; Drying of Wood; Moisture Control During Transit and Storage; Dimensional Changes in Wood; Design Factors Affecting Dimensional Change; Wood Care and Installation During Construction; References; Recommended Moisture Content; Determination of Moisture Content; Chapter 13 --
Biodeterioration of Wood; Fungus Damage and Control; Bacteria; Insect Damage and Control; Marine Borer Damage and Control; References; Chapter 14 --
Wood Preservation; Wood Preservatives.
Other Titles: Wood handbook.
U.S.D.A. the encyclopedia of wood
USDA the encyclopedia of wood
Responsibility: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin.
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