12. Lumber

  1. Rubin Shmulsky and
  2. P. David Jones

Published Online: 13 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470960035.ch12

Forest Products and Wood Science An Introduction, Sixth Edition

Forest Products and Wood Science An Introduction, Sixth Edition

How to Cite

Shmulsky, R. and Jones, P. D. (2011) Lumber, in Forest Products and Wood Science An Introduction, Sixth Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470960035.ch12

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 10 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813820743

Online ISBN: 9780470960035

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Keywords:

  • lumber;
  • conversion of logs to lumber in its simplest form - sawing boards from logs;
  • demand reduction, and present state of economy - and weak housing;
  • softwood lumber production capacity - split between south and western regions of the country;
  • lumber designation by species group;
  • lumber size and measurement standards;
  • sawlog scaling and measurement - units of measure, in buying and selling sawlogs;
  • secondary breakdown - after primary breakdown on headrig;
  • standards and grades - for proper lumber selection and use;
  • grades of softwood dimension lumber - assigned allowable working stress

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Differences between Softwood and Hardwood Lumber

  • Lumber Designation by Species Group

  • Lumber Size and Measurement Standards

  • Sawlog Scaling and Measurement

  • Lumber Manufacturing

  • Improving Sawmill Efficiency

  • Importance of Standards and Grades for Proper Lumber Selection and Use

  • References and Supplemental Reading