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How Medium density fiberboard (MDF) is made

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Composite forest products, or engineered wood, refer to materials made of wood that are glued together. In the United States, roughly 21 million tons (21.3 million metric tons) of composite wood are produced annually. The more popular composites materials include plywood, blockboard, fiberboard, particleboard, and laminated veneer lumber. Most of …

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How Oriented Strand Board (OSB) is made

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From the forest to floors or walls, a look at oriented strand board (OSB) Manufacturing—and key environmental opportunities—in four steps. By Katie Weeks Jameson Simpson Harvest the Wood One of the benefits of oriented strand board (OSB) is that it uses small-diameter logs from a fast-growing species chosen for its …

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How plywood is made

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Plywood is made of three or more thin layers of wood bonded together with an adhesive. Each layer of wood, or ply, is usually oriented with its grain running at right angles to the adjacent layer in order to reduce the shrinkage and improve the strength of the finished piece. …

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What is Quarter Sawn Wood?

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By definition, quarter sawn lumber is the angle that the annular growth rings intersect the face of the board. However there is little agreement what exactly that angle is. Most define it as between 60 – 90 degrees, although others define it as between 75 – 90 degrees or 45 …

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