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Title: A Comparison of Four Techniques for Producing High-Grade Furniture Core Material From Low-Grade Yellow-Poplar

Author: Araman, Philip A.;

Date: 1978

Source: FS Research Paper NE-429. 7 pp.

Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)

Description: Four Methods of converting low-grade yellow-poplar lumber into high-grade furniture core material (lumber core) were compared. High-grade core material is used in tops, shelves, doors, and drawer fronts and only minor defects are allowed. Three gang-rip first and the conventional crosscut-first manufacturing sequences were evaluated in combination with 1 Common, 2A Common and 2B Common lumber. Results based on costs and yields indicate that 2A and 2B Common lumber and either of two gang-rip first techniques would be the most effective choices.


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Araman, Philip A. 1978. A Comparison of Four Techniques for Producing High-Grade Furniture Core Material From Low-Grade Yellow-Poplar. FS Research Paper NE-429. 7 pp.


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