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WOOD

Trees

Tree Growth

Softwoods and Hardwoods

Certified Wood

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CONSIDERATIONS OF SUSTAINABILITY IN WOOD CONSTRUCTION

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Lumber

Sawing

Seasoning

Surfacing

Lumber Defects

Lumber Grading

Structural Properties of Wood

Lumber Dimensions

Wood Products

Glue-Laminated Wood

Structural Composite Lumber

Wood-Plastic Composite Decking and Nonstructural Lumber

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A NATURALLY GROWN BUILDING MATERIAL

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Plastic Lumber

Wood Panel Products

Structural Wood Panel Types

Plywood Production

Specifying Structural Wood Panels

Other Panel Products

Wood Chemical Treatments

Wood Fasteners

Nails

Wood Screws and Lag Screws

Bolts

Timber Connectors

Toothed Plates

Sheet Metal and Metal Plate Framing Devices

Adhesives

Manufactured Wood Components

Trusses

Wood I-Joists

Panel Components

Factory-Built Housing

Types of Wood Construction

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