Timber Grading: Visual Grading Limitations

Timber Grading
Timber Grading

Timber Grading: Visual Grading Limitations

Date Published

1 November 2023

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Edinburgh Napier University
Timber Grading

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Visual grading is a tool for timber grading: sorting timber into grades and assigning values for mechanical properties and density.

Visual grading standards might be used for in-situ assessments or for grading timber from unusual sources, like minor species or post-consumer wood. However, there are limitations to using visual grading standards for such purposes.


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