Evaluating the potential for lesser-used timber species

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Dr Andy Pitman discusses how information held in BM TRADA's timber library can help clients to better understand the ease with which wood products can be manufactured from alternative timber species and how they are likely to perform in use as products.

Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2015

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