2 edition of History of yard lumber size standards. found in the catalog.
History of yard lumber size standards.
Forest Products Laboratory (U.S.)
in [Madison, Wis.]
Written in English
|LC Classifications||TS835 .U5 1964a|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||25,  p.|
|Number of Pages||31|
|LC Control Number||65060389|
1. The grade-marking of lumber for the protection of buyer. 2. The marking of lumber with the grade name. 3. The showing of a mill number, assigned by the Southern Pine Association, on the lumber. 4. The finding of a means to mechanically stamp, print, or impress marks upon lumber. 5. When did dimensioned lumber start or become prevalent? My area would have used lumber brought in from elsewhere as there aren't much here for trees. I'm sure there was oak at one time, long ago, but no pine or fir.
The National Hardwood Lumber Association established standards for grading lumber that are based on the number of defects in a board. The highest grade is FAS (or Firsts and Seconds), followed by. These standards are also reinforced by Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association (NeLMA) and the National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA). Every Biewer product meets the stringent guidelines required for strength, appearance and suitability. We have lumber grades for all of your needs. Check out our Lumber Grade Comparison Guide.
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HISTORY OF YARD LUMBER SIZE STANDARDS By L. SMITH, Wood Technologist 1 and L. WOOD, Engineer 2 Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture Summary Lumber size standards came into being almost a century ago to meet the need for a common.
As previously noted, less wood is needed to produce a given finished size than when standards called for the green lumber to be full nominal dimension. However, even the dimensions for finished lumber of a given nominal size have changed over time.
Ina typical finished 1-inch (25 mm) board was 13 ⁄ 16 in (21 mm). Inthat was. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Forest Products Laboratory (U.S.). History of yard lumber size standards. [Madison, Wis.]: Forest Products Laboratory. What Are Standard Lumber Sizes?. The American Lumber Congress first established nationwide standards for lumber dimensions in in the midst of the construction boom that followed World War I.
RE: History of Yard Lumber Size Standards IRstuff (Aerospace) 27 Dec 06 Sure, my parents' house in San Francisco was built inand nary a 2x4 to be found anywhere, except as stringers between : Slideruleera.
By the s, New England was exporting 36 million feet of pine boards and ship masts annually, with over 75 percent coming from Massachusetts (which included Maine) and another 20 percent coming from New Hampshire.
ByBangor, Maine had become the world's largest lumber shipping port and would move over billion board feet of timber over the following sixty years. Dimensional lumber is cut to a specific length, width, and depth. However, there is a difference between the nominal size (what the lumber is referred to) and the actual size.
The tables below provide both the nominal and actual sizes so many common North American lumber sizes. Commercial Lumber Sizes Chart Table. The following data is standard reference and size data for commercially available lumber within the USA.
All data is in imperial units (Inches). Mechanical Tolerance Variations of Lumber: Per. Voluntary Product Standard PSAmerican Softwood Lumber Standard. Dimension lumber can be purchased as dry or. History of Yard Lumber Size Standards Hops A Brief History of Hops in Beer The Players: The Makers and Shapers of Foreign Policy a history of us making A History of US: Making Thirteen Colonies: A History of US Book Two (A History of US (2)) Paperback – February 2, by Joy Hakim (Author).
National Institute of Standards and Technology. lumber sizes for yard, structural, factory and shop use and provides for the classification, In this Standard, lumber conforming to the basic minimum size and grade provisions herein is designated “American Lumber Stand-ard” (ALS) program lumber only when graded.
Common Lumber Dimensions; Common Lumber Dimensions Nominal vs. actual lumber dimensions: Why a 2" × 4" is not always a 2" × 4" Lumber sizes are usually given in "nominal" measurements. The nominal measurements are a board's size before it has been planed smooth (surfaced) on all 4 sides.
The actual measurements are the final size. History. The first efforts to standardize lumber began in and resulted in the American Lumber Standard, first published in This standard, now called the American Softwood Lumber Standard, establishes lumber sizes, methodology for assigning design values, nomenclature, inspection and re-inspection procedures, the National Grading Rule, an accreditation program, and other functions.
The reasons why the nominal dimension of this lumber (what the lumber is called) is larger than the actual dimensions involves historical practices in the lumber industry.
Originally, a 2 x 4 was cut as a rough green board that was exactly 2 x 4 inches in size, but by the time the boards were dried and planed, the boards became smaller. An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio.
An illustration of a " floppy disk. Software. An illustration of two photographs. History of yard lumber size standards Item Preview remove-circle. Lumber sizes varied by region because mills produced lumber based on local building customs and demand.
Beforeno standards existed for the grading and sizing of lumber, though two inches had evolved over time as the most common rough thickness for joists, rafters, and studs and one inch as the most common thickness for boards. History of U.S. Lumber Standards Since Below, quoting a US FPL article & courtesy John McDaniel and Paul DeBaggis is a historical document published by the Forest Products Laboratory report entitled "History of Yard Lumber Sizes Standards".
DeBaggis points out that The first national U.S. lumber standard was composed in The American Softwood Lumber Standard PS 20, of the U.S. Department of Commerce, relates lumber size to moisture te size schedules for green and dry lumber assure that both products will approximate the same size in service.
All bills and invoices are required to show actual net sizes of lumber. Books at Amazon. The Books homepage helps you explore Earth's Biggest Bookstore without ever leaving the comfort of your couch.
Here you'll find current best sellers in books, new releases in books, deals in books, Kindle eBooks, Audible audiobooks, and so much more. Yard lumber is usually graded visually, meaning that an inspector looks at the lumber’s appearance to give it a grade. Yard lumber is broken down into two further categories: common and select.
Common Yard Lumber. Common lumber is suitable for construction and utility purposes, and is graded using a number classification: No. 1 Common. The National Hardwood Lumber Association establishes the standards for hardwood grading in the United States. The standards are voluminous, with exceptions, with special rules for certain species, and many details.
What follows are the principles behind the grading. Hardwood is usually used in applications where appearance is crucial. In regard to the dimensions of lumber, the term “2-x-4 in.” doesn’t actually mean lumber of 2 inches by 4 inches, but rather /2-x /2 in. Lumber is identified by its nominal size, which is its rough dimension before it is trimmed to its finished size at the lumber mill.
This is the size that appears on the tag in store.History of lumber size standards, Collapse. X. Collapse. Posts; Latest Activity. Search. Page of 1. Filter. Time. All Time Today Last Week Last Month.
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