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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 per cubic foot) and expressed as a percentage: i.e. 0.55 for Southern Pine.
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