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Title: Accelerating oak air drying by presurfacing

Author: Simpson, W. T.; Baltes, R. C.;

Date: 1972

Source: (Research note FPL ; 0223):12 p.

Publication Series: Research Note (RN)

Description: A comparison was made between the air-drying rates of rough and presurfaced northern red oak and white oak. In both species, the presurfaced material was about 1/8 inch thinner than the rough material and dried faster than the rough material. The reduction in drying time depends on the method of analyzing the drying curves, but is slightly less than 10 percent.

Keywords: Dryin, Lumbe, Drying time, Surfacing, Accelerated kiln schedules, Northern red oak, White oak

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Simpson, W. T.; Baltes, R. C. 1972. Accelerating oak air drying by presurfacing. (Research note FPL ; 0223):12 p.


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