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Title: A Method of Seasoning Small Quantities of Lumber

Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Report No. 1608; August 1958; 10 p.

Author(s): Rasmussen, E.F.

Publication Year: 1958  View PDF »

Category: FPL Reports (Historical)

Abstract: The owner of a small quantity of green lumber or logs is often confronted with the problem of seasoning it to a state of dryness suitable for use in furniture, wood carving, or other handiwork. He cannot follow the practice of commercial mills, which employ dry kilns for the purpose, as kilns are too costly. On the other hand, air seasoning outdoors usually does not bring lumber to a sufficient state of dryness for such uses, although it is sufficient for structures that will in use be exposed to outdoor conditions.

Keywords: Seasoning (wood), lumber, logs, furniture, drying, moisture content, checks, warping, stickers, stacking, end coating

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 218 kb(s)

Date posted: 05/20/2013
RITS Product ID: 63936

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