Engineered wood

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Engineered wood

A range of derivative wood products made from fibers, chips, strands, or veneers bonded with adhesives to form composite materials. Engineered wood products include structural members such as I-beams, floor and ceiling joists, framing studs, and sheet products such as fiberboard or particle-board. Engineered wood products use smaller, younger trees and parts of the tree that were not previously used to reach the same or better structural characteristics of solid dimensional lumber. This makes better use of the resource and avoids the use of larger, older trees. The use of engineered wood products also eliminates the waste associated with warped, twisted, or otherwise unusable lumber.
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For the purposes of this analysis, manufactured lumber is measured as green finished lumber; mill residue is the remaining portion of the log.
Wood members are typically defined as either dimensional lumber or manufactured lumber.
Don't add bridging to manufactured lumber like I-joists or truss joists until you consult an engineer or building inspector.
It juts from the side of a "green" building at the Aprovecho Research Center, and it's a demonstration of what you can do when you live off the land and don't rely on manufactured lumber that comes from old growth forest, said Uri Neren, an Aprovecho staff member.
At question is a turn in fortunes for PCH manufactured lumber and plywood whose mills are strategically linked to the company's fiber basket.

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