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Title: Wood--Colors and Kinds

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Products Laboratory, Agricultural Handbook AH-101, October 1956

Author(s): Forest Products Laboratory

Publication Year: 1956  View PDF »

Category: Agricultural Handbook

Abstract: A key element in any business transaction involving wood is the proper identification of species. Literally scores of different woods are bought and sold daily for hundreds of uses. A New England home may be framed with Douglas-fir from Oregon, floored with red oak from Arkansas, sided with California redwood, and trimmed inside with Michigan yellow birch. Its furniture may be veneered with Pennsylvania black cherry over Wisconsin basswood and fitted with drawers of Indiana sycamore and backs of Carolina sweetgum. It is apparent that familiarity with only locally grown species is not enough in today’s lumber markets.

File size: 942 kb(s)

Date posted: 10/06/2010

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