THE WOOD GLOSSARY




Wood terms beginning with:

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Old growth - (1) Biologically, a stand of timber that is near its climax; such trees may be 200 years old or more. In timber management planning, old growth also refers to timber that is older than the rotation age planned for future forests; this definition may include trees that are 100 years of age, or less. (2) Timber in or from a mature, established forest. When the trees have grown during most if not their entire individual lives in active competition with their companions for sunlight and moisture, this timber is usually straight and relatively free of knots.

Open-grained - Common classification for woods with large pores, such as oak, ash, chestnut, and walnut: also known as "coarse textured."

Outfeed - The side of a power tool where the board exits. The opposite of infeed.

Oven-dried weight -The weight of a piece of lumber that has been dried, under high temperatures, in an oven until it is devoid of all water. Used to calculate the moisture content of wood.

Oven-dry wood - Wood completely dried until it is without any moisture content.



The Wood Glossary






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