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  Document FAPC-161 Basics of Solar Lumber Drying

By Salim Hiziroglu. The objective of this fact sheet is to give a basic understanding of solar drying of lumber and its elements from the point of practical applications. Reviewed February 2013.

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  Document FAPC-162 Strength Properties of Wood for Practical Applications

By Salim Hiziroglu. This fact sheet summarizes some of the basic concepts related to mechanical characteristics of wood, including viscoelasticity, compression, shear, bending strength properties and how such characteristics should be taken into consideration for an efficient practical design. Reviewed February 2013.

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  Document FAPC-163 Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) as a Construction Material

By Salim Hiziroglu. This fact sheet summarizes basic manufacturing steps, advantages and disadvantages of LVL compared to other structural engineered wood-based products. Reviewed February 2013.

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  Document FAPC-169 Basics of Paper Manufacturing

By Salim Hiziroglu. This fact sheet identifies some of the important production processes and properties of different kind of papers. Reviewed February 2013.

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  Document FAPC-170 What is Wood Plastic Composite?

By Salim Hiziroglu. This fact sheet summarizes some of the basic manufacturing steps, physical and mechanical properties, as well as major uses of Wood Plastic Composite.  Reviewed February 2013.

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  Document FAPC-178 Basics of Laminated Flooring

By Salim Hiziroglu. The objective of this factsheet is to describe the basics of laminated flooring. Reviewed May 2015.

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  Document FAPC-179 Manufacturing Traditional Windows in Oklahoma: A Case Study

By Salim Hiziroglu. Wood has been used as a raw material to manufacutre different types of windows for centuries. Although there are different materials such as vinyl, metal and wood plastic composites to manufacutre traditional windows, wood is still the prime product due to its appearance, hedonic aspects and superior insulation properties than other materials. Reviewed May 2015.

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  Document FAPC-188 Manufacturing Sandwich-Type Panels from Eastern Redcedar and Southern Pine

By Cagatay Tasdemir and Salim Hiziroglu. This fact sheet summarizes basic manufacturing steps and some properties of three-layer sandwich type of panels made from particles of Eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana L.) and commercially manufactured Southern pine (Pinus echinata) fibers.

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  Document FAPC-189 Dimensional Stability and Roughness of Wood Plastic Composite Material Made from Eastern Redcedar

By Salim Hiziroglu, Kaan Kalkan and Sriharsha Karumuri. This fact shet summarizes basic manufacturing steps and some properties of experimental wood plastic composite samples manufactured with nano-clay added Eastern redcedar.

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  Document FAPC-190 Dimensional Movement of Wheel Chocks Made from Southern Pine

By Salim Hiziroglu. This fact sheet summarizes influence of storage and moisture control on dimensional stability of wheel chocks.

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  Document FAPC-200 Basics of Forest Road Surveying

This fact sheet summarizes some of the main aspects of forest road surveying, establishing curves and determining overall road length and profile of the road. By Salim Hiziroglu.

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  Document FAPC-201 Using Wood for Violin Makers

This fact sheet summarizes fundamentals to manufacture a well-designed violin from the point of wood technology. By Salim Hiziroglu.

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  Document L-462 The Economic Importance of Forestry in Oklahoma in 2012

By Omkar Joshi. This leaflet give information about the economic impact the forestry industry has on Oklahoma.

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  Document NREM-2895 Problem Horticultural Plants

By Dwayne Elmore, Karen Hickman and Kimberly Holmes. This fact sheet discusses horticultural plants (some available for purchase) to be avoided for use in the home garden. They are a problem to ecological integrity, agriculture production, clogging of waterways, and costs to landowners to remove.

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  Document NREM-5036 Deciduous Trees for Oklahoma

By Mike Schnelle, Paul Mitchell, and Dale Maronek. The trees listed in this fact sheet should help guide the homeowner in making informed plant selections. Reviewed July 2015.

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  Document NREM-5037 Application of Poultry Litter to Pine Forests

By Marley Beem, Donald Turton, Charles Barden, and Steven Anderson. This fact sheet contains results and conclusions of a study done on applying poultry litter to pine forests.  Reviewed September 2016.

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  Document NREM-5044 Safe Use of Chainsaws

By Salim Hiziroglu. This fact sheet discusses how to operate and maintain a chainsaw safely. Reviewed January 2013.

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  Document NREM-5046 Efficient Use of Bandsaws in Lumber Manufacturing

By Salim Hiziroglu. This fact sheet includes the basics of bandsaw blade geometry and some of the concepts for efficient sawing are discussed. Reviewed January 2013.

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  Document NREM-5054 The Oklahoma Redcedar Resource and Its Potential Biomass Energy

By Craig McKinley. This fact sheet summarizes a recent study directed toward the amount of energy potentially available in Oklahoma's eastern redcedar. Reviewed September 2015.

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  Document NREM-5055 Selection and Care of Christmas Trees

By Craig McKinley. This fact sheet discusses the care and selection of Christmas trees, including varieties of trees and charateristics of each type.

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