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This new Second Edition is more than 450 pages, containing virtually everything an engineer, builder, or architect must know about the kinds of wood and wood-based products their properties and uses, in order to do their jobs most efficiently and effectively. It supplies only down-to-earth, up-to-date information on a variety of woods and wood-related topics, including Characteristics and availability of woods commercially important to the Unite States; Structure of wood; Physical properties of wood; Mechanical properties of wood; Commercial lumber; Lumber stress grades and allowable properties; Fastenings; Structural analysis formulas; Bonding wood and wood products; Glued structural members; Plywood; Structural sandwich construction; Bent wood members; Control of moisture content and dimensional changes; Fire safety in wood construction; Finishing of wood; Protection from organisms that degrade wood; Wood preservation; Round timbers and ties; Moisture movement and thermal insulation in light-frame structures; Insulation board, hardboard, medium-density fiberboard, and laminated paperboards; Wood-based particle panel materials; and Modified woods and paper base laminates. Here you'll find virtually everything an engineer, builder, or architect must know about the kinds of wood and wood-based products, and their properties and uses
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The Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) is the national research laboratory of the United States Forest Service, which is part of USDA.
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