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Title: Selection, production, procurement, and use of preservative treated wood : supplementing federal specification TT-W-571

Author: Gjovik, Lee R.; Baechler, Roy H.;

Date: 1977

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-15. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 37 p.

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

Description: This report has been prepared to supplement Federal Specification TT-W-571 “Wood Preservation: Treating Practices.” developed for the General Services Administration by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, the Specification is used by Federal agencies, State agencies, and private users in procuring preservative-treated wood. The economical and practical procurement of treated wood demands a knowledge of wood deterioration and means of protection. The U.S. Forest Products Laboratory, the nation’s center for wood utilization research, has studied preservatives and their effects on wood for nearly three-quarters of a century. This report has been compiled to assist in the selection and procurement of treated wood products. It elucidates the technical details of the Specifications: the causes of wood deterioration, the nature and variety of preservatives, the advantages and disadvantages of different types of preservatives, and preservative treatment procedures for all uses and situations.

Keywords: Wood preservatives, deterioration, protection, selection, production, wood preservation

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Gjovik, Lee R.; Baechler, Roy H. 1977. Selection, production, procurement, and use of preservative treated wood : supplementing federal specification TT-W-571. Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-15. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 37 p.

 


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