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Wood Handbook online PDF

Helping a student out in paper chemistry and imaging yesterday, I discovered a great reference work on the engineering uses and properties of wood. (Unfortunately I discovered it after she left the library…) This book is called the Wood Handbook: Wood as an Engineering Material. (General Technical Report 113. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 463p, 1999.) It is viewable and downloadable as an online PDF file (both as a whole and in each individual chapter) from the above link. There are two links that will get you here – one is a PURL (persistent uniform resource locator). I’ve pasted them below for your ED-ification.

URL1: http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/fplgtr/fplgtr113/fplgtr113.htm

URL2 (PURL): http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS2988
Chapter headings of this book include:

Chapter 1 — Characteristics and Availability of Commercially Important Wood
Chapter 2 — Structure of Wood
Chapter 3 — Physical Properties and Moisture Relations of Wood
Chapter 4 — Mechanical Properties of Wood
Chapter 5 — Commercial Lumber
Chapter 6 — Lumber Stress Grades and Design Properties
Chapter 7 — Fastenings
Chapter 8 — Structural Analysis Equations
Chapter 9 — Adhesive Bonding of Wood Materials
Chapter 10 — Wood-Based Composites and Panel Products
Chapter 11 — Glued Structural Members
Chapter 12 — Drying and Control of Moisture Content and Dimensional Changes
Chapter 13 — Biodeterioration of Wood
Chapter 14 — Wood Preservation
Chapter 15 — Finishing of Wood
Chapter 16 — Use of Wood In Building and Bridges
Chapter 17 — Fire Safety
Chapter 18 — Round Timbers and Ties
Chapter 19 — Specialty Treatments


About Ed Eckel

I am a engineering and applied sciences librarian at Western Michigan University.


One thought on “Wood Handbook online PDF

  1. Reblogged this on iamHin.

    Posted by iamhin | December 22, 2012, 9:38 pm

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