Wood Handbook by Forest Products Laboratory

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Blog entry by Druid posted 09-08-2013 03:29 AM 1731 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 09-08-2013 03:57 AM

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

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#2 posted 09-08-2013 09:38 AM

As above , will make interesting reading.

Thank you

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#3 posted 09-08-2013 10:59 PM

I love reading material. Thanks john.

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#4 posted 09-09-2013 12:03 AM

Wow, nice link John, thanks.

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#5 posted 09-10-2013 06:54 AM

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


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#6 posted 09-10-2013 03:54 PM

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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