Wood Science

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Buying Hardwood

Going to a specialty wood dealer for hardwood trim stock or solid-wood moldings is... More

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Special Report: Import Lumber Grades

U.S. building codes do not formally recognize all the lumber currently circulating... More

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A Trip to the Lumberyard

A primer on lumber grading, the key to selecting the right softwood dimensional... More

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The Strength of Wood

A guide to the mechanical properties of wood that engineers use to evaluate it as... More

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Managing Wood Movement

Moisture causes wood to shrink and swell, but there are ways for carpenters to... More

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Wood Basics

How the cellular structure of the wood we use influences the wood's behavior in a... More

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