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Title: Defects in Hardwood Veneer Logs: Their Frequency and Importance
Author: Harrar, E.S.;
Source: USDA Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, Station Paper 039
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Description: Most southern hardwood veneer and plywood plants have some method of classifying logs by grade to control the purchase price paid for logs bought on the open market. Such log-grading systems have been developed by experience and are dependent to a large extent upon the ability of the grader and his knowledge of veneer grades and yields required for the specific product produced by his company. These rule-of-thumb grading systems are often very inaccurate and inconsistent. Manufacturers of both high and low grade veneer recognize the need for a veneer-log grading system that can be easily and uniformly applied. Research agencies and industry have joined forces to solve this problem.
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Harrar, E.S. 1954. Defects in Hardwood Veneer Logs: Their Frequency and Importance. USDA Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, Station Paper 039
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