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Title: Feasibility of producing value-added wood products from reclaimed hemlock lumber

Author: Janowiak, John J.; Falk, Robert H.; Kimmel, Jeffery D.

Date: 2007

Source: Research Paper FPL-RP-645. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 13 pages

Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)

Description: This study evaluated the feasibility of producing value-added wood products from hemlock lumber salvaged from building deconstruction. About 6,000 board feet of lumber, ranging in size from 3 in. by 8 in. to 3 in. by 12 in., was remilled into four products including log cabin siding, V-groove paneling, beadboard (wainscoting), and tongue and groove flooring. The general quality of the products produced was high and little loss was found after processing, although checks, ringshake, and face-nail holes were found in some pieces. The yield of value-added products was rather low (about 33%) and was constant over lumber size and product type. The authors believe yield could be increased with better on-site trimming.

Keywords: Deconstruction, re-milling, salvage, lumber, wood, timber, reclaimed, recycling, reuse, recycled products, value added, feasibility studies, buildings, eastern hemlock, recycling, Tsuga canadensis

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Janowiak, John J.; Falk, Robert H.; Kimmel, Jeffery D. 2007. Feasibility of producing value-added wood products from reclaimed hemlock lumber. Research Paper FPL-RP-645. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 13 pages

 


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