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Title: Evaluating warp of 2 by 4s sawn from panels produced through green gluing dimension lumber from small ponderosa pine logs

Author: Bergman, Richard PhD; Simpson, William T.; Turk, Chris;

Date: 2010

Source: Forest products journal. Vol. 60, no. 1 (Jan. 2010): p. 57-63.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Overstocked small-diameter softwood timber in western US forests has created a serious forest health and fire hazard, and the costs of removing this material are high. One way to lower costs is to reduce loss because of warp on lumber sawn from these small logs. Using a green-gluing process, standard 38 by 89-mm (nominal 2 by 4-in.) pieces (2 by 4s) ripped from pressed panels of edge-glued (edge-glued-and-rip [EGAR]) boards sawn from small ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) logs were evaluated for warp reduction. Material was bonded at high moisture content (MC) to simulate lumber freshly sawn from water-saturated logs and examine potential MC effects on wood-woodbonding. We selected liquid, one-component, fast-curing, cold-setting polyurethane far green gluing wood. Results showed statistically significant reduction in bow (P < 0.001) and twist (P < and no statistical difference in crook (P= for EGAR boards compared with conventional 2 by 4s before planing. After planing and equilibrating, EGAR boards showed statistically significant increases in crook (P < 0.001) and bow (P < 0.001) but maintained a statistically significant reduction in twist < 0.001). Lumber quality decreased after planing and equilibrating to 12 percent MC. Because of high MC flitches during the green-gluing process, bondline failures sometimes occurred, distorting the find results. High amount of bondline failure after planing and equalizing indicates this process is unfeasible as tested. Greater MC control during green gluing may reduce warp to allow more effective utilization of these small logs.

Keywords: Lumber, moisture, wood moisture, adhesives, testing, adhesion, glue, mechanical properties, polyurethanes, laminated wood, wood defects, drying, defects, ponderosa pine, warping, smallwood, small-diameter timber moisture content, Edge-Glue-and-Rip system, EGAR system, green lumber, bondline, gluing, flexibility, failure, wood bonding, durability, planing

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Bergman, Richard; Simpson, William T.; Turk, Christopher. 2010. Evaluating warp of 2 by 4s sawn from panels produced through green gluing dimension lumber from small ponderosa pine logs. Forest Products Journal 60(1): 57-63.

 


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