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Lumber

Wood cut in such a way as to be used for building. Lumber may be traded as a commodity and is especially important in the construction industry. Sustainable woodcutting has become a significant issue in the lumber industry.
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07 per cubic foot of all log input calculated earlier because conversion efficiency increases when squared timber instead of dimension lumber are produced from small logs.
For this resource, sawing for appearance grades offers a higher value alternative for lumber production from this suppressed-growth ponderosa pine than does structural dimension lumber (Lowell and Green 2001).
Logs were processed into dimension lumber and a small quantity of 4/4 boards.
In the case of southern pine dimension lumber manufacturers, it has been determined through a case study (Carino et al.
In the case of southern pine dimension lumber mills, a study conducted by Carino et al.
2006) that southern pine dimension lumber mills can realize significant improvements in log conversion efficiency, and hence higher lumber volume and value yields, by implementing the curve sawing instead of the conventional sawing of cants.
6 billion board feet of dimension lumber, decking, boards, and timber, 23.
This joint was commonly used to produce dimension lumber from pieces that would otherwise be considered waste.
The company also owns and operates a coating operation and three sawmills that produce softwood dimension lumber.
This paper, which is based on an actual mill study conducted in Alabama in 2003, discusses the impact of curve sawing on southern pine dimension lumber manufacturing with emphasis on potential improvements in lumber volume and value yields associated with various input log distributions in terms of size and severity of sweep or crookedness.