boxed heart

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boxed heart, boxed pith

A timber sawn so that the heart of the log falls within its faces.
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However, reports are lacking about the relation between the occurrence of surface checking and the climatic conditions for softwood squares (115 mm square green), although some authors have reported the amount of checking for boxed heart of softwood during air-drying (Ebihara et al.