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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wis .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Lumber -- Drying -- Testing.,
  • Red oak -- Drying.,
  • White oak -- Drying.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby William T. Simpson.
SeriesU.S.D.A. Forest Service research note -- FPL-0223, 1972., USDA Forest Service research note FPL -- 0223.
ContributionsForest Products Laboratory (U.S.), University of Wisconsin.
The Physical Object
Pagination[11] p. :
Number of Pages11
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16021820M

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