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Title: Properties of seven Colombian woods

Author: Bendtsen, B. A.; Chudnoff, M.;

Date: 1981

Source: (Research note FPL ; 0242):12 p. ; 28 cm.

Publication Series: Research Note (RN)

Description: Woods from abroad are an important raw material to the forest products industries in the United States. A major concern in effective utilization of this resource is the lack of technical information on many species. This report presents the results of an evaluation of the mechanical properties of small, clear specimens of seven Colombian woods. These results are supplemented by information gleaned from world literature concerning other wood properties also important to effective utilization.

Keywords: Wood properties, Mechanical properties, Virola, Dialyanthera, Brosimum, Osteophloeum, Platyspermum, Burseraceae, Myristicaceae, Anacardiaceae, Moraceae, Specific gravity, Wood density, Wood moisture, Bending strength, Modulus of elasticity, Crushing, Drying, Shrinkage, Durability

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Bendtsen, B. A.; Chudnoff, M. 1981. Properties of seven Colombian woods. (Research note FPL ; 0242):12 p. ; 28 cm.


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