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Title: Construction Information - Small-Diameter Roundwood Kiosk

Source: Forest Products Marketing Unit (FPMU)

Author(s): Forest Products Marketing Unit

Publication Year: 2004  View PDF »

Category: Brochure

Abstract: Roundwood Construction - Building with round logs is not a new concept—our ancestors used large (>10 in.) round logs to build their dwellings. Those structures, however, were labor intensive and an inefficient use of the wood resource. So, what has changed? Today, structures built from small-diameter (?6 in.) round timbers have new fastening systems and connections and are engineered to meet performance specifications. Through engineering design, trusses made from small-diameter roundwood balance more closely the required wood resource with the required structural performance. Roundwood structures built nowadays are less labor intensive, provide an efficient use of our wood resource, and still have the equivalent load capacity of the large round timbers used historically.

File size: 1,025 kb(s)

Date posted: 04/27/2009

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