Banner for LabNotes
From Lab Notes
Contact Information
Forest Products Laboratory
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398
Phone: (608) 231-9200
Fax: (608) 231-9592
Email

 

You are here: FPL Home  / Information Products & Services  / Publications

Requested Product

Title: Monitoring of visually graded structural lumber

Source: (Research paper FPL-RP-576):18 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.

Author(s)Kretschmann, David E.; Evans, James W.; Brown, Linda.

Publication Year: 1999  View PDF »

Category: Research Papers

Abstract: To satisfy the increased demand for forest products, much of the future timber supply is expected to be derived from improved trees grown on managed plantations. This fast-grown resource will tend to be harvested in short-age rotations and will contain higher proportions of juvenile wood compared with wood in current harvests. As a result, current allowable properties may need to be reduced in the future. This report explores four options for monitoring the properties of fastgrown wood and briefly discusses the advantages and disadvantages of these approaches. The recommended multiple-stage sampling approach is illustrated in detail using simulated results based on the North American In-Grade test results for Southern Pine. Finally, the report presents details of a breal worldc example of monitoring lumber properties currently being conducted by the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau.

Keywords: Lumber, Visual grading, Monitoring

File size: 238 kb(s)

This publication is also viewable on Treesearch:  view
RITS Product ID: 20976
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Evans, James W.
Mathematical Statistician
Kretschmann, David E.
Research General Engineer
 

Additional items that might interest you
View the video celebrating FPL's 100 years of public service in 2010, from the producers of the Greatest Good....view

Research Highlights from FPL....view

Termite Eradication: A search for the Holy Grail.... view

Moisture Management in Residential Construction Series videos...view

Wood Floor Systems in Residential Construction Series videos....view
- FPL's Mission and Strategic Plan -

FPL's mission is to identify and conduct innovative wood and fiber utilization research that contributes to conservation and productivity of the forest resource, thereby sustaining forests, the economy, and quality of life. ... ..more »

- FPL Research Emphasis Areas -
Advanced Composites

As an integral part of the FPL mission, we improve the long-term sustainability of our Nation's forests by creating valuable composite products from biobased materials ... ..more »


Advanced Structures

The FPL has been in the forefront of wood-frame housing research since 1910 and has long been recognized as a world leader in such housing-related areas as engineered wood ... ..more »


Forest Biorefinery

We all know the compelling reasons that the United States needs to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. Historically, the greatest increases in energy demand have been for transportation fuels ... ..more »


Nanotechnology

A leader in wood products research for over a century, the FPL is positioning itself to become the lead Federal research facility for the application of nanotechnology in forest products ... more »


Woody Biomass Utilization

Forests in the United States contain a substantial amount of small-diameter, overstocked, and underutilized material.FPL research projects are exploring the potential of the small-diameter ... ..more »