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Wood Handbook gets an update

An updated edition of “Wood Handbook: Wood as an Engineering Material,” which includes several new chapters, is available from the Forest Products Laboratory.

The new chapters cover:

• Wood as an environmentally responsible, sustainable building material

• Heat-treating and sterilization procedures for wood infected by invasive insect species

• Low-magnification micrographs of cross sections in color of commercial wood species

The handbook, first published in 1935, also features information on:

• Properties of wood and wood-based products

• Design information for architects and engineers

• Wood and non-wood composites

• Wood-moisture relationships and wood durability

A hard copy and CD of the handbook sells for $60. To order, visit

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