Since it was first issued in 1935 the Wood Handbook, developed by scientists at the USDA Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin has served as the preeminent source of information on wood and wood products. This 1999 edition of the Wood Handbook reflects a complete revision of the last edition published in 1987, and presents many new chapters on new products and processes. Subjects covered in this 428-page handbook include 1) basic wood and wood product characteristics and properties, 2) various wood manufacturing processes, 3) processes to enhance the performance of wood products, 4) structural design information, and 5) specifications and rules for the proper use of wood products. The Wood Handbook contains nearly 200 figures and over 100 tables.
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This book contains 19 Chapters each written by a Research Scientist or Engineer at the USDA Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin.Review:
Anybody who is serious about making things of wood - whether it be a building or a piece of furniture - should have a keen interest in how wood behaves as a material. The Wood Handbook: Wood as an Engineering Material .... does appear to be the only comprehensive source worth considering as a basic reference. Engineers, architects, and educators would appreciate having this book on their personal shelf, and builders, cabinetmakers, furniture makers, and sculptors would all find something of interest in the pages...The Wood Handbook is a significant achievement developed over a period of more than sixty years and deserves to be recognized as a preeminent reference in the field. It is brimming with useful and fascinating information for those of us interested in wood. -- Rob Thallon, Architect and Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Oregon
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Book Description Forest Products Research, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111892529025