Canadian Woods: Their Properties and Uses
University of Toronto Press, 1981 - Technology & Engineering - 389 pages
Canada's forests are one of its most important natural resources. Since the arrival of the earliet settlers, the forests have played a major role in the country's development, supplying the raw material for the necessities of life and for much of our industry.
Completely revised and expanded, this edition of Canadian Woods is a comprehensive overview of a multi-faceted forest industry. Providing a complete review of the woods found in Canada and their commercial uses, it discusses the structure, the strength and physical properties, and the chemistry of wood, plus lumber production, wood drying, ood protection, and glues and gluing.
Other chapters deal with the processing and use of woods and wood products, panel products, houses and structures, pulp and paper, and codes and standards in Canada.
Lavishly illustrated with moer than 280 photographs and drawings, the newly revised Canadian Woods is an essential reference for students and practitioners in the forest professions and in primary and secondary forest industries.