Wood Handbook by Forest Products Laboratory

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Blog entry by Druid posted 358 days ago 1047 reads 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For anyone looking for a detailed reference handbook on the characteristics of wood, have a look at this site . .
If you click on the “View PDF” link, you can download the complete 509 page publication. The file is 12.9 Mb, and it is fully searchable so finding whatever you want to learn about is easy. You can also purchase either a hardcopy or CD version. Interesting site. Enjoy.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#1 posted 358 days ago

Thanks, John, for the link. Looks very helpful!

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#2 posted 358 days ago

As above , will make interesting reading.

Thank you

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#3 posted 358 days ago

I love reading material. Thanks john.

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#4 posted 358 days ago

Wow, nice link John, thanks.

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#5 posted 356 days ago

Another goody on that page: Finishes for wood bowls, butcher blocks, and other kitchen items.

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#6 posted 356 days ago

When I lived in the Midwest I used to go to Madison Wisconsin and drove by the laboratory quite a few times before wandering in. It is quite the place doing research on all phases of wood harvesting and products.

Thanks for the pointer to the material John!

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