Changes in grade and volume of central California white fir lumber during drying and surfacing by W. Y. Pong

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Published by Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture in Portland, Ore .

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  • Abies concolor -- California.,
  • Lumber -- Drying -- California.,
  • Lumber -- Grading -- California.,
  • Wood -- Quality.

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Statementby W.Y. Pong.
SeriesUSDA Forest Service research note PNW -- 156.
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Pagination20 p. :
Number of Pages20
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Open LibraryOL16124384M

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Lumber Grades Dimension lumber is nominal, 2” to 4” thick lumber graded by visual inspection or machine grading.

Visually graded structural lumber is inspected for a range of natural and drying characteristics, and manufacturing imperfections that affect structural performance and Size: KB.

Lumber Services. Audit Services; Visually Graded Lumber; Grademarks; Mechanically Graded Lumber; Glued Lumber; Heat Treated; Export-KD Certificates; Lumber Grading Rules. Compared to the unburned control, mean percent change in white fir basal area decreased an average of % on 1 site and increased % on the other.

From to (includes 1 year of prefire data), percent change in white fir basal area was reduced an average of % and % on the 2 burned sites compared to the control site. WWPA Volume 3 Species Book (12) for color photographs of these grades. WWPA Quality Services Western Wood Products Association is the leader in the West in lumber grade rules writing, lumber grading and.

the Association. Grading designation depends on the number of defects in a board. A lower grade can be perfectly acceptable, depending on placement and usage. Hardwoods are graded by the National Hardwood Lumber Association.

Here's a chart to help explain the grading system. Grades are listed from highest to lowest. bark) harvested in California in was used to generate energy, usually in the form of heat for steam or electricity.

Another 32 percent of the vol-ume became lumber, and the remaining 16 percent was used as raw mate-rial for a variety of other products. • Total sales value for California’s primary forest products was about $ lumber increased during the last half of the 19th Century, lumber from distant regions began to move into trade areas that had been served previously by the local region.

Differing manufacturing standards then became important, For rough lumber, the size variations were not great, but for surfaced lumber it was a different story. CHANGE IN MOISTURE CONTENT. Wet air expands wood, dry air shrinks it. Use a moisture meter to note the highest moisture content (MC) in your wet season and the lowest in your dry season.

Subtract the smaller number from the larger one to find the yearly change. Most climate-controlled houses change 3 percent to 4 percent MC during a year. Western Wood Products Association SW First Ave., STE Portland, OR Phone: Fax: Email: [email protected] visually graded dimension lumber are based on provisions of ASTM Standard D (Establishing Allowable Properties for Visually Graded Dimension Lumber from In-Grade Tests of Full-Size Specimens).

Reference design values for visually graded timbers, decking, and some species and grades of dimension lumber are based on pro.

Step 2: Find the average yearly change in moisture content. Wet air expands wood, dry air shrinks it. Use a moisture meter to note the highest moisture content (MC) in your wet season and the lowest in your dry season. Subtract the smaller number from the larger one to find the yearly change.

As lumber dries, it may split, cup and warp. This is more likely to occur in lower-grade boards, where knots and uneven grains are already present. Most lumber and building materials dealers stock only a few grades of lumber but usually allow customers to special-order non-stocked grades of lumber.

Wane in Selects: Pcs. 6″ & Wider FAS limitation applies to Better face.#1 Common side: 1/3W or 1/2L Widest wane added together.

Length can be on both side. Pcs. 4″ &. American Lumber Standard Committee. [email protected] Canadian Lumber Standards Accreditation Board. [email protected] About the Author: Dan Cassens is a professor of Forest Products in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana.

planks. Grade rules for other sizes, such as nominal 5-in. (standard mm) or larger structural timbers may vary between rules-writing agencies or species. The National Grading Rule establishes the lumber classifica-tions and grade names for visually stress-graded dimension lumber (Table 6–2) and also provides for the grading of.

fir lumber that had remained too wet during primary hot air convection drying (Elustondo and A vramidis, ). The scheme is mentioned below in context of combination processes. Agencies Accredited by the Board of Review of the American Lumber Standard Committee, Incorporated and Typical Grade Stamps.

TYPICAL GRADE STAMP AGENCY NAMES & ADDRESSES Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association (NeLMA) Tuttle Road, P.O. Box 87A Cumberland Center, ME fax: surfacing (planing) process. The finished thickness for lumber of 11⁄ 2" and less can be determined by subtracting 3⁄ 16" from the nominal thickness.

For lumber 13⁄ 4" and thicker, subtract 1⁄ 4". Measurement of kiln dried lumber Net tally:The actual board feet of kiln dried lumber measured after kiln drying. U.S. LUMBER GROUP, LLC - Satellite Blvd., Suite - Duluth, GA © All Rights Reserved. Canadian Lumber published by the National Lumber Grades Authority (NLGA) of Canada.

The member companies of the SEC member grading agencies manufacture and ship approximately 85% of the total softwood timber production from the western region. Operating sincethe Pacific Lumber Inspection Bureau(PLIB), is a private, non-profit timber quality.

Dimensions: The calculator assumes no specific dimensional units such as inches or centimeters - if your input dimensions represent inches, the output dimensions will also represent inches. Dimensions with a fractional component may be specified as a standard fraction or as a decimal value.

Example: 24 3/4 or Moisture content: The moisture content of wood is affected by the temperature. White 1 Face Poplar. American Lumber’s White 1 Face Poplar helps customers manage the amount of sapwood on each board resulting in better color consistency throughout. American Lumber’s White 1 Face Poplar Proprietary grade product 4/4” only Available rough and surfaced Includes a 90/50 sapwood spec On the reverse face, a.

Lumber of this grade is intended for engineered applications where strength is more important than appearance. Available surfaced or rough textured. Grading Rule Paragraph 5″ and thicker, with more than 2″ greater than thickness NLGA a,b,c WCLIB a,b,cc WWPA, Northern Building Supply stocks ground-contact treated lumber only because it is the best protection.

Decking & Frame. Our treated dimensional lumber is the highest-grade #1 Southern Yellow Pine ground contact lumber. We also stock 2×4 and 2×6 Appearance-Grade Ponderosa Pine for a smoother grain. Asian livestock importers are looking for increasing numbers of high grade dairy stock from established dairy industries in countries such as Australia and New Zealand.

Changes in Grade and Volume of Central California White Fir Lumber During Drying and Surfacing. Pong — in Abies This book presents all topics related to the. Deck ledgers installed in accordance with Section R shall be a minimum 2-inch by 8-inch (51 mm by mm) nominal, pressure-preservative-treated southern pine, incised pressure-preservative-treated Hem-fir, or approved, naturally durable, No.

2 grade or better lumber. Edge grain lumber also holds paint better than plain swan timber in some wood pieces. Edge grain end up being expensive (hardwoods and finish flooring) Free water, bound water (cell walls), lumber shrinks.

13% to 19% is considered seasoned. Wood will continue to lose water and then gain water depending on. For example, “heavy” 6/4 Sugar Pine is /16″ thick, while standard surfacing is net /32″. Hem-Fir A species combination used by grading agencies to designate any of various species having common characteristics.

Species included are Noble Fir, White Fir, Red Fir, Grand Fir, Pacific Silver Fir, Shasta Fir, and Western Hemlock. The American Softwood Lumber Standard PS 20, of the U.S. Department of Commerce, relates lumber size to moisture te size schedules for green and dry lumber assure that both products will approximate the same size in service.

All bills and invoices are required to show actual net sizes of lumber. 2 Lumber. 2 lumber is the most common grade for framing. Lumber of this grade contains few defects, but knots are allowed of any quality as long as they are well spaced and do not exceed the size regulations.

Construction Grade Lumber. Construction grade lumber is used for light framing. Knots must be sound, firm, encased, and tight. Dimensions: The calculator assumes no specific dimensional units such as inches or centimeters – if your input dimensions represent inches, the output dimensions will also represent ions with a fractional component may be specified as a standard fraction or as a decimal value.

Example: 24 3/4 or Moisture content: The moisture content of wood is affected by the temperature. Kiln Drying: The process of taking the moisture out of green or “fresh cut” lumber.

Most hardwoods are dried to a 6% - 8% moisture content thus causing the lumber to shrink. Some softwoods such as pine are dried to between 9% - 12%. There are woods that are dried to even higher moisture content espe. 2 The Origins of Grading Rules – Secretary of commerce responds to request from lumber industry for simplification, standardization, and QA – R 16 Lumber – American Lumber Standards for Softwood Lumber – DOC VPS PS American Softwood Lumber Standard.

surfacing. Moisture content limits of less than 19 percent maximum moisture content shall only be specified if included in rules certified by the Board of Review. For lumber of nominal 5-inch or greater thickness, other moisture-content limits shall be specified only if included in rules certified by the Board of Review.

Wood Packaging. Douglas fir trees have been documented as the tallest trees on Earth. In the past, they have excelled ft. In height. They can live 1, years and stand dying for another 1, During this time they deliver their nutrients and stored carbons to the surrounding have the potential to be the tallest again.

Lumber runs roughly 15% to 20% of total house cost — enough that it pays to estimate amounts needed accurately. But don't discount the cost of callbacks due to changes in moisture content. Quality control has the potential to decimate your profit margins.

KD HT Lumber Grade Stamp A new mark on gradestamped lumber has been used since early Lumber mills are now producing lumber showing a KD HT mark, indicating the wood has been kiln dried(KD)andheat-treated(HT)(Fig.4).TheKDHTmark was added to meet new European Union regulations for wood pallet and packaging materials.

The mark indicates. by the Board of Review of the American Lumber Standard Committee, Inc. (ALSC), which operates under the jurisdiction of the U.S.

Department of Commerce, WWPA is certified as a lumber inspection and rules-writing agency. Lumber buyers can look to WWPA’s registered grade mark for the assurance lumber will consistently meet grade specifications.

The WWPA garding book tells us that this is a grade ideally suited for applications where finishing requirements are less exacting.

Other Available Board Grades. Note: all pictures are meant for a general grade description. If you want to see a more defined grade image, please let us know. We can email you pictures and grade rules.

A "low-volume retailer" is a retailer whose sales of qualified lumber products or engineered wood products are less than $25, during the previous calendar year.

For purposes of meeting the threshold, retailers that have more than one location must include sales of qualified lumber products and engineered wood products from all locations when. Choosing lumber means understanding grain patterns, grades, types of wood and more.

Which type of lumber you end up using for a project depends on its purpose. For structural needs such as joists or beams, the look of the lumber isn’t a top priority. However, if the wood is going to be visible, you may want a higher grade of lumber.New edition of WWPA Grading Rules for Douglas Fir, Engelmann Spruce, Hemlock-True Firs, Idaho White Pine, Incense Cedar, Lodgepole Pine, Ponderosa Pine, Sugar Pine, Western Larch and Western Red Cedar.

Includes Base Design Values. pages, pocket book, 3 3/4'' x 6 1/2".3. Concrete slabs-on-grade. Slabs-on-grade shall be minimum /2-inches thick. (CRC R) 4. Vapor retarder. A 6-mil polyethylene or approved vapor retarder with joints lapped minimum 6 inches shall be placed between a concrete slab-on-grade and the base course or subgrade.

(CRC ) 5. Anchor bolts and sills.

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