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Title: New technology for low-grade hardwood utilization: System 6

Author: Reynolds, Hugh W.; Gatchell, Charles J.;

Date: 1982

Source: Res. Pap. NE-504. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiemnt Station. 8p.

Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)

Description: System 6 is a technology for converting low-grade hardwood to high-valued end products such as furniture and kitchen cabinets. Among its concepts are: (1) a new, nonlumber product called standard-size blanks; (2) highly automated methods of converting the logs to blanks; (3) total processing of every board that contains a minimum-size cutting; and (4) minimized machine operator decisions and limited choices. While details of procedure and machinery may vary, the seven steps given are considered mandatory for profitable low-grade hardwood conversion.

Keywords: furniture manufacturing, lumber drying, hardwood dimension

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Reynolds, Hugh W.; Gatchell, Charles J. 1982. New technology for low-grade hardwood utilization: System 6. Res. Pap. NE-504. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiemnt Station. 8p.

 


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