Lumber Grade-Marking History: 1919

1919 was another year that left an incredible mark on the globe, and particularly on the United States. In July, the United States Army sent a convoy across the continental U.S. to see whether or not it would be possible to cross all of North America by road. This particular effort took many months to complete and was woefully inefficient, but because of it, the U.S. Highway System would be born.

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Lumber Grade-Marking History: 1917

1917 was a year of many firsts. Jeannette Rankin officially became the first female member of the United States House of Representatives in March of that year, right around the time that Woodrow Wilson was sworn in for his second term as president. The Republic of China would later terminate all diplomatic relations with Germany, something that would act as the starting point for a lot of the conflict born in the coming decades.

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Density of Wood Blog

Density of Wood

What is density of lumber? In a general sense, density is defined as mass per unit of volume. For lumber, that could be given in units of pounds per cubic foot, or expressed as specific gravity (or relative density) where the density of the lumber is divided by the density of water (also in pounds […]

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Moisture content in lumber

What is moisture content of lumber? The amount of moisture in wood is often expressed as a percentage of the weight of the wood when the oven-drying method is used. When a tree is still growing, the tree may have more moisture in it than ovendry wood fiber, resulting in moisture contents greater than 100%. […]

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