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Variations in Longitudinal Shrinkage of Second-Growth Douglas-Fir

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Abstract:

Variations in longitudinal shrinkage of wood are often responsible for bowing and other objectionable defects of lumber. The author's studies of such shrinkage in Douglas-fir show it normally to be about the same for second growth as for old-growth timber.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Wood technologist, Forest Products Laboratory Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, maintained at Madison, in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin

Publication date: May 1, 1949

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