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  Lumber - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lumber is the name used, generally in North America, for wood that has been cut into boards or other shapes for the purpose of woodworking or construction.
Finished lumber is supplied in standard sizes, mostly for the construction industry, and is primarily one of a few coniferous needle-bearing species such as pine, hemlock, fir or spruce.
Timber or lumber may be treated with a preservative that protects it from being destroyed by insects, fungus or exposure to moisture.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lumber   (1065 words)

 Lumber - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lumber was one of the first industries in the United States, Maine was an early leading producer; however, later expansion led to Oregon, Washington, and California assuming the lead in domestic lumber production.
Lumber may be treated with a preservative that protect it from being destroyed by insects, fungus or exposure to moisture.
In the United States on 1 January 2004 the Environmental Protection Agency began restricting the use of CCA in treated lumber in residential and commercial construction, with the exception of shakes and shingles, permanent wood foundations, and certain commercial applications.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /lumber.htm   (964 words)

 Understanding Hardwood Lumber Grading
Lumber thickness (4/4, 6/4, etc.) is not considered when grading hardwood; the grades are based on the two faces alone.
When cutting hardwood lumber into a usable piece of wood, often referred to as parts, the ratio of the volume of parts to the volume of lumber is called yield, and is usually expressed in percentages.
Clear cuttings are rectangular shaped areas, parallel to the edges of the lumber (not diagonal) that are free of knots on the grading face, and free of rot, pith, shake, and wane throughout the entire cutting as it is projected to the opposite face.
www.woodweb.com /knowledge_base/Understanding_Hardwood_Lumber_Grading.html   (1663 words)

 The Durable Deck
Lumber is divided into grades based on the number of obvious flaws, such as knots, sap pockets, splits, and other blemishes.
Arsenic-free preserved lumber is treated with a preservative that is easier on the environment, and comes out darker so it doesn't need to be stained.
Plastic lumber, which is made of recycled milk jugs and grocery bags, does not absorb moisture.
www.bhg.com /bhg/story.jhtml?storyid=/templatedata/bhg/story/data/2681.xml   (786 words)

 Tabulator: Board Foot Calculator and Lumber Tabulator
Hardwood lumber is typically sold by the board foot, a unit of volume equivalent to a board that is one inch thick, one foot wide and one foot long, or 144 cubic inches.
Lumber thickness is expressed in quarters of an inch, beginning with 1 inch, so that 1 inch lumber is designated as 4/4, 1-1/2 inch lumber is 6/4, 2 inch lumber is 8/4, and so on.
Naturally, the poorer the grade of lumber that is used, the larger the waste factor should be.
www.woodbin.com /calcs/tabulator.htm   (415 words)

The lumber industry in Washington did not grow substantially until 1883, when the North Pacific Railroad built a transcontinental line across the Cascade Mountains to Tacoma.
Lumber production fell precipitously in response to the steep decline in house construction and by 1932 mills in Washington were operating at one-fifth of total capacity.
The lumber industry also declined in relative importance, having lost its position as the state’s leading manufacturing employer to aircraft and then later dropping to the number three manufacturer behind aircraft and food processing.
www.wa.gov /esd/lmea/sprepts/indprof/lumber.htm   (2088 words)

 AllRefer.com - lumber (Technology: Terms And Concepts) - Encyclopedia
lumber, term for timber that has been cut into boards for use as a building material.
The major steps in producing lumber involve logging (the felling and preparation of timber for shipment to sawmills), sawing the logs into boards, grading the boards according to defects and intended use, drying, and finishing the rough boards into smoother products.
Lumbering was one of the first industries in North America : its first exports were ship timbers.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/L/lumber.html   (296 words)

 Lumber   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
When the lumber comes off the mill it is immediately graded.
The lumber must be unloaded, cut into 8 foot lengths so it fits into our kiln, and stickered for air drying.
The lumber is then stickered and allowed to air dry until the moisture content is around 13%.
knightlite.net /lumber   (490 words)

 Working With Wood I. Home Drying Lumber, G73-60-A (Revised July 1987)
Lumber will dry best if its thickness is no greater than 2 inches and no less than 1 inch.
Small amounts of air-dried lumber can be dried the rest of the way in a warm attic in summer or in a heated basement in winter.
Keep the lumber piled as it was during air-drying and cover the pile with plastic.
ianrpubs.unl.edu /Forestry/g60.htm   (1492 words)

 WOODWORKING : Products : Lumber Basics : DIY Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lumber yards can also provide you with wood stock in thickness other than the standard ones (2x4, 1x6, etc.) that you see at home centers.
Lumber sold at lumber-yards is frequently sold rough-cut -- not finished as with S4S lumber.
So for example, using rough-cut lumber and your own planer, you can end up with 1x6 boards that actually are exactly 1 inch thick and 6 inches wide.
www.diynet.com /diy/ww_materials_products/article/0,2049,DIY_14442_2276820,00.html   (719 words)

 O'Neil Lumber & Millwork - About Us
O’Neil Lumber and Millwork was formed in 1876 by members of the O’Neil family who wanted to provide a quality conscience supplier of lumber and coal in the metropolitan St. Louis area.
In 1964, O’Neil Lumber changed hands to a group of individuals led by E. Andrew Orlet and continued to be a major market presence in the St. Louis region.
O’Neil Lumber, however, began to decline in the early nineties and never regained its status as a “player” in the St. Louis market until it was acquired by a group of investors in February 2000.
www.oneil-lumber.com /about.htm   (455 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Softwood lumber dispute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Canada's protracted dispute with the United States over softwood lumber is estimated to have cost lumber producers billions of dollars and thousands of jobs.
The B.C. Lumber Trade Council has argued a trade war with the Americans over softwood lumber would be costly and should be avoided by accommodating U.S. demands.
A panel ruled that, while the Canadian lumber industry is subsidized, the 18 per cent tariff imposed on softwood lumber by the United States is too high.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/softwood_lumber   (1214 words)

 Improvenet Inc. : Home Owner
Lumber is sold in lineal feet—the total length of the lumber you are buying—or in board feet.
For instance, if building a deck out of 2-by-6 lumber, you would use your plans to first measure the total length of decking boards you need.
Also, if you are not experienced in buying lumber, remember that all lumber is identified by its nominal size, which is different than the actual size.
www.improvenet.com /projecttools/calc/lumber.html   (248 words)

 Lumber Grading - The Wood Doctor Collection of Articles at WOODWEB
Explanation and glossary of lumber terms by Professor Eugene Wengert.
Sawing lumber to thicknesses that are in demand among woodworkers.
The effects of age on the coloration of lumber cut from alder logs.
www.woodweb.com /KnowledgeBase/WDKBPPLumberGrading.html   (774 words)

 Solar Kilns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Businesses that utilize small quantities of kiln dried lumber in their mamufacturing process usually must purchase their lumber already kiln dried,rather thatn purchasing green (wet) lumber (which would cost less than kiln dried lumber) and drying it themselves.
This article reports on a solar heated lumber dryer that requires only a minimal capital investment for the dryer and no energy, other than solar,except for the fans.
By the use of appropriate solar technology, it is now possible for the small wood using industry to pruchase green lumber and dry it, in approximately 30 days, to 7 % moisture content, at very little cost.
www.geocities.com /Heartland/Estates/8756/solar.html   (211 words)

 lumber on Encyclopedia.com
Hardwood lumber widths and grades used by the furniture and cabinet industries: results of a 14-mill survey.
An analysis of machine-caused lumber shape defects in British Columbia sawmills.
Volume recovery, grade yield, and properties of lumber from young-growth Sitka spruce and western hemlock in southeast Alaska.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/l1/lumber.asp   (783 words)

 PlasticsResource.org - Recycled Plastic Lumber
Depending on the brand and the application, plastic lumber composites are available for those needing a stronger material, or for those wanting a long-lasting alternative to wood, but with the paintability of traditional hardwood lumber.
The real edge plastic lumber has over traditional hardwood is that homeowners may never have to maintain or replace a deck again, while railroad engineers can drastically reduce their maintenance costs.
Plastic lumber, made of recycled plastic, is a high quality product that is both an environmentally friendly and economically viable alternative to traditional hardwood lumber, which is often times injected with chemicals to ward off impending insect attacks.
www.plasticsresource.com /s_plasticsresource/sec.asp?TRACKID=&CID=128&DID=230   (1189 words)

 EPP: Plastic Lumber
Plastic lumber is often preferred for outdoor use because it is extremely durable, requires little maintenance, and is resistant to decay, splintering and graffiti damage.
Plastic lumber is also made using composites of materials such as plastic and wood.
Recycled-Plastic Lumber Standards: From Waste Plastics to Markets for Plastic-Lumber Bridges (Dec. 2001) highlights ASTM International's efforts to develop the industry-consensus, performance-based standards that have contributed to market acceptance of recycled-plastic lumber (RPL) in structural applications.
www.moea.state.mn.us /lc/purchasing/plasticlumber.cfm   (1036 words)

 Matheus Lumber   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
With over 72 years of experience, Matheus Lumber Company is a leader in the industry for the 21st century.
Matheus Lumber is also pleased to offer turn-key framing packages.
Matheus Lumber is pleased to provide pricing information to framing contractors throughout the Nation.
www.matheuslumber.com   (114 words)

 MSR Lumber
MSR lumber saves you money by reducing waste and using less lumber to do the same job.
The amount of MSR lumber produced in North American has increased by nearly 25% over the past four year.
Whether it's residential, commercial/industrial, institutional or agricultural, MSR lumber is a smart choice for nearly every structural application.
www.msrlumber.org /msr_lumber.shtml   (409 words)

 Lumber King
Lumber King offers lumber and building supplies, truss manufacturing,and a rental department in 5 store locations in Tennessee and Kentucky.
In 1959, it was incorporated in Kentucky as King Lumber Company, Inc. under the co-ownership of Ronald King and Stearns Coal and Lumber Company.
Employee efforts have contributed to the company's success and continue to make Lumber King an outstanding company as it was 50 years ago.
www.lumberking.com   (208 words)

 Lumber River Bottomlands  Location
Site Description: Lumber River is a spectacular, winding flwater river that originates in the Sandhills region of North Carolina then flows freely through the southern coastal plain and into the Pee Dee River in South Carolina, eventually to the Atlantic.
Lumber River has a long history of habitation by pre and post-Columbian Native Americans who, apparently called the river "Lumbee." It was not until 1809 that the river's name was officially changed to "Lumber" likely reflecting the heavy use of the river for transportation of timber products.
Conservation Issues: The forest habitat along the Lumber River is critical to birds, thus maintaining the integrity of the forest is essential.
www.ncaudubon.org /IBAs/Coast/lumber_river_.html   (311 words)

The most common building material used in landscape architecture practice is wood because of its adaptability to various uses in the landscape and the ease of understanding it's structural capabilities.
The grade of a piece of lumber is based upon the number, character, and location of features that may lower the strength, durability, or utility value of the piece of lumber.
Each species of lumber is graded by an Association so it is wise to check with them for currant grading standards prior to specifying wood for a construction job.
www.cadgis.lsu.edu /abbey/la_2171/notes_7.htm   (514 words)

 Felling the Giants   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
VII, 75fn.7; 57:203; 56:205) The lumber industry served two purposes: 1) it supplied lumber for a growing California, and 2) the efforts of the lumbermen in clearing the forest enabled settlers to come into previously-inaccessible regions of the Santa Cruz mountains and begin farming the land.
Although the growth of the redwood lumber business was due largely to the efforts of the Anglo-Saxon lumbermen after the United States took possession of California in 1846, other people before the Anglos had used the giant trees.
The switch from the whipsaw method to a mechanical lumber mill was the beginning of the lumber boom that was to last in the Santa Cruz Mountains until the early 1900's.
www.santacruzpl.org /history/work/giants.shtml   (3507 words)

 Fox Lumber
We believe in our customers and by producing over a million board foot a day of industrial grade lumber, we are building associations that survive and strengthen over the years.
Fox Lumber offers all grades and species of dimensional lumber, OSB, consistent grades of pallet and box stock, bed-frame stock, top-quality stress rated lumber, cut-offs and mill ends for craft and hobby companies, fence materials from picket stock to split-rail cedar, landscape ties, old-growth beams and timbers, finger jointed studs and dimension lumber.
Fox Lumber Sales has 25 salespeople willing to work with you to guarantee the best product at the best price for complete customer satisfaction.
www.foxlumber.com   (213 words)

 Reclaimed Lumber - Wood
Old reclaimed lumber, and reclaimed wood is often salvaged from large warehouses and buildings in cities.
Old recycled lumber, used lumber is also dry wood; it's much less likely to twist, warp or shrink.
When this beautiful, tight grained, antique lumber is rescued, we not only conserve our nation's remaining invaluable stands of old growth timber, "we are indeed reclaiming a part of Americas past".
www.reclaimed-lumber.com   (592 words)

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