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Title: Solid Wood Timber Products Consumption in Major End Uses in the United States, 1950-2009; A Technical Document Supporting the Forest Service 2010 RPA Assessment

Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, FPL-GTR-199, 2011

Author(s)McKeever; David B.; Howard; James L.

Publication Year: 2011  View PDF »

Category: General Technical Reports
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4851-4A

Abstract: Solid wood timber products provide important raw materials to the construction, manufacturing, and shipping sectors of the U.S. economy. Nearly all new single-family houses and low-rise multifamily residential structures are wood framed and sheathed. Large amounts of solid wood timber products are also used in the construction of new nonresidential buildings, and in the upkeep and improvement of existing structures. Solid wood is used extensively in various manufactured products, and a large share of manufactured products is shipped on wooden pallets.

Keywords: Production; timber products consumption; softwood lumber; hardwood lumber; structural panels; plywood; oriented strandboard; engineered lumber; housing; nonresidential construction; manufacturing; furniture; shipping; wooden containers; pallets; forest products industry; United States; lumber trade; statistics; wooden buildings; statistical analysis; timber trade; buildings; building construction; consumption; forest products; structural timbers

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 1 kb(s)

Date posted: 09/23/2011

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RITS Product ID: 39588
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Howard, James L.
McKeever, David B.
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