Lumber

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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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The 5.5-by 5.5- by 11-inch molds were formed using standard 2-by 6-inch dimensional lumber. The 3.5- by 8- by 12-inch molds were made using 2- by 4-inch dimensional lumber.
Because of the use of resins, these types of products present different issues than the dimensional lumber used in framing.
The mill produced an average of 85,000 million board feet (MMBF) (one MMBF equals1000 board feet) of dimensional lumber per year.
In the second project, KBS removed dimensional lumber and the truss system from an 1850s structure in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.
With it you can cut dimensional lumber or a natural edged slab.
"Then we took the dimensional lumber and cut curves out of it more or less like building the stern of a ship," Purcell says.
It uses small pieces, with diameters ranging from under 2 inches to no more than 4--trees culled from the forests to allow larger hickory trees to flourish for dimensional lumber creation.
The Teal-Jones Group, a fully integrated forest company, offers a line of cedar shakes and shingles, as well as dimensional lumber, timbers and posts, structural lumber, cedar decking, and siding.
Plastic Lumber has signed a letter of intent to test and incorporate post consumer carpet as a key ingredient for use in its DuraTie(R) composite railroad crossties, Trimax(R) dimensional lumber, and marine timbers.
Nearly 100 percent of the composite wood products used by the industry are manufactured from sawdust generated during the milling of dimensional lumber and/or plantation trees grown for pulp.
Some of the wood will then be sold to locals as rough dimensional lumber and firewood; some will be sold to Tierra Alta, a nonprofit that makes woodstove pellets; and some will be purchased by West for a small cabin business he's starting.
The only dimensional lumber used in construction is in the deck and porch roof framing, the framing of the interior walls, and the trim around the windows and floor.

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