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Title: Western hemlock lumber recovery at a western Washington sawmill.

Author: Matson, E.E.;

Date: 1957

Source: PNW Old Series Research Notes No. 140, p. 1-9

Publication Series: Research Note (RN)

Description: During April 1956, a study was made at a western Washington sawmill to determine lumber grades that my be expected from old-growth western hemlock timber. Lumber cut at this mill is not seasoned and most of it is sold surfaced-green. It is the practice at this plant to use the band headrig for producing side-cut lumber and to send the large cants—the full length of the logs—to the sash gang to be cut into 2-inch material. Thus, production in the 2-inch dimensional grades is heavy.

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Matson, E.E. 1957. Western hemlock lumber recovery at a western Washington sawmill. PNW Old Series Research Notes No. 140, p. 1-9


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