Manufactured Wood Products and their Application

  • H. E. Desch
  • J. M. Dinwoodie


In the previous chapter the utilisation of solid wood was described: with the possible exception of preservative treatment where necessary, the wood was used in its original converted and seasoned state, the various parts of the structure being joined together by adhesives, nails or connectors. In this chapter wood is treated as a raw material suitable for further processing, and attention is directed specifically at three very different areas. The first relates to the addition of resins and plastics to the timber which enhance its technical performance without basically modifying its structure: two types of product are discussed below in some detail, the first incorporating phenol formaldehyde resins which set under heat and pressure, and the second using liquid plastic monomers which are polymerised in situ to give a wood- plastic composite.


Oriented Strand Board Laminate Veneer Lumber Bond Performance Timber Frame Board Type 
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  • H. E. Desch
  • J. M. Dinwoodie

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