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  Document FAPC-145 Oriented Strand Board as a Building Material

By Salim Hiziroglu. The fact sheet summarizes basic manufacturing steps of oriented strand board and some of its properties as a building material. Reviewed March 2017.

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  Document FAPC-146 Fundamental Aspects of Kiln Drying Lumber

By Salim Hiziroglu. This fact sheet summarizes the basics of kiln drying wood, the most commonly used methods, drying schedules and some drying defects. Reviewed March 2017.

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  Document FAPC-147 Single-Layer Value-Added Wood Composites from Under-Utilized Species in Oklahoma

By Salim Hiziroglu. This fact sheet summarizes some of the important properties of experimental panels made from particles of whole-tree chipped material of these species, as we as panels made from a mixture of 50 percent Osage orange and 50 percent eastern redcedar. Reviewed March 2017.

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  Document FAPC-148 Basics of Softwood Sawmilling

By Salim Hiziroglu. This fact sheet summarizes some of the basic processing steps in a typical softwood sawmill, including what occurs in the log yard, primary breakdown, secondary breakdown, sorting and planing. Reviewed March 2017

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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 NREM-5009 Dimensional Changes in Wood

By Salim Hiziroglu. This fact sheet discusses how moisture changes wood. Reviewed January 2013.

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  Document NREM-5042 Practicalities in Air Drying Lumber

By Salim Hiziroglu and Kenny Hitch. This fact sheet discusses air drying lumber. Reviewed May 2013.

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  Document NREM-5045 Use of Wood Composite Panels as Substrate for Cabinet Manufacturing

By Salim Hiziroglu. This fact sheet describes the use of particle board and medium density fiberboard as substrate for overlays in cabinet manufacturing. 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-5047 Basics of Pressure Treatment of Wood

By Salim Hiziroglu. The objective of this fact sheet is to summarize the most commonly used pressure treatment methods, the basic principles, and some of the chemicals used for such processes. Reviewed January 2013.

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