Seasoning check

Seasoning check

Separation of wood extending a few inches in length longitudinally, formed during the drying process; commonly caused by the immediate effect of a dry wind or hot sun on freshly sawn timber.

seasoning check

A longitudinal crack that develops in wood during the drying process as a result of uneven or rapid seasoning.
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Don [less than or equal to] 10 mm Fissures Seasoning checks (b, c) f [less than or equal to] 2/5 Other types Resin and bark pockets: Compression wood: Accepted 1/5 of the cross section Slope of grain: 1:10 (10%) Wane Length [less than or equal to] 1/4 of L Width and thickness G [less than or equal to] 1/4 Pith (a) Not accepted Biological damage Mistletoe Blue stain Fungi decay Insect's galleries Distortions Bow [less than or equal to] 10 mm over a length of 2 m Spring [less than or equal to] 8 mm over a length of 2 Twist [less than or equal to] 1 mm per 25 mm width over a length of 2 m Cup 1/25 of h (d) Dimensions and tolerances Specifications ME-1 (d) Face knot diameter (d) Edge knot diameter (d) Maximum width of annual ring (a) Pinus sylvestris L Pinus nigra Am.
The effects of seasoning checks and splits on residual column strength are presented.
Grade Grade characteristic Select Structural Surface seasoning checks [b] 4 in.