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Wood Durability, Protection, and Preservation

  • Judith J. Stalnaker
  • Ernest C. Harris
Part of the VNR Structural Engineering Series book series (VNRSES)

Abstract

Wood has three shortcomings that tend to limit its structural use: (1) it is subject to deterioration by weathering and by attack of various organisms, (2) it is combustible, and (3) it is subject to swelling and shrinking.

Keywords

Masonry Wall Wood Structure Untreated Wood Fire Danger Fiber Saturation Point 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Judith J. Stalnaker
    • 1
  • Ernest C. Harris
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Colorado at DenverDenverUSA

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