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Wood Handbook: Wood As An Engineering Material

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Review by Leroy5 posted 02-18-2015 04:33 PM 2372 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This free E-book is a must-read.
http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/fplgtr/fpl_gtr190.pdf

-- Leroy




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#1 posted 02-18-2015 05:59 PM

Thanks for the review, Leroy. Can I ask why you did not award it 5 stars?

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#2 posted 02-18-2015 09:29 PM

Why fiddle with an E-book when same information already on line.

http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/products/publications/several_pubs.php?grouping_id=100&header_id=p

-- Bill

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#3 posted 02-19-2015 08:20 PM

ebooks are convienent when you don’t have an internet connection. At 509 pgs. you really have to be dedicated to the subject though.

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#4 posted 02-20-2015 04:19 AM

5 stars is for mind-blowing, life-changing things. But you can’t beat this publication for accuracy or for price!

-- Leroy

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#5 posted 02-21-2015 08:12 AM



Why fiddle with an E-book when same information already on line.

http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/products/publications/several_pubs.php?grouping_id=100&header_id=p

- Wildwood

Your link goes to a webpage that links to the same pdf Leroy5 posted in his review. Basically you posted the exact same thing he posted.


This free E-book is a must-read.
http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/fplgtr/fpl_gtr190.pdf

- Leroy5

Why is it a must read? Did you read it? What things did you learn from it? Call me picky but I expect more in a review than just the title.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#6 posted 02-21-2015 07:50 PM

It is an encyclopedic, very reliable reference for most things “wood.” Upon reading it (yes, the whole, very long, thing), I had learned the answers to quite a few mysteries I have brutally bumped into over the past 35 years, and many I hadn’t. “Red ring rot” comes instantly to mind – and that was a very deep mystery indeed. Charts, tables, etc. read this book and see its value for yourself. And every copy comes with a ten-times-your-money-back guarantee. ;-)

-- Leroy

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