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USDA Forest Products Lab Documents

   
USDA Handbooks (.pdf)
  

Wood-Frame House Construction
Handbook No 73  (1989)   (268 pages, 4.5 MB,  .zip)
 
Bending Solid Wood To Form
Handbook No 125  (1957)   (39 pages, 1.7 MB,  .zip)
 
Wood Crate Design Manual
Handbook No 252  (1964)   (134 pages, 4.4 MB,  .zip)
 
Adhesives In Building Construction
Handbook No 516  (1978)   (165 pages, 2.9 MB,  .zip)

Calculations
 
Formulas For Columns With
Side Loads & Eccentricity  (1950)   (25 pages, 180 KB,  .zip)
 
Theoretical Design of Nailed Or
Bolted Joints Under Lateral Load  (1955)  (32 pages, 350 KB,  .zip)

Test & Evaluation
 
Detection Of Compression
Failures In Wood  (1961)   (13 pages, 1.2 MB,  .zip)
 
Comparison Of Preservative
Treatments In Marine Exposure  (1990)    (30 pages, 240 KB,  .zip)
 
Nondestructive Methods of Evaluation Quality
Of Wood In Preservative-Treated Piles  (2000)   (11 pages, 170 KB,  .zip)

Properties & Uses

Wood Preservatives (1944)   (13 Pages, 700 KB,  .pdf)
 
Comparative Decay Resistance - Heartwood (1929)   (2 Pages, 170 KB,  .pdf)
 
Compression Of Wood  (1941)   (10 pages, 180 KB,  .zip)
 
Relation Of Strength Of Wood
To Duration Of Load  (1951)   (10 pages, 120 KB,  .zip)
 
Abrasive Resistance Of Wood  (1956)   (29 pages, 870 KB,  .zip)
 
Shrinking & Swelling Of Wood In Use  (1957)   (19 pages, 490 KB,  .zip)
 
History Of Yard Lumber Size Standards  (1964)   (59 pages, 570 KB,  .zip)
 
Wood Siding - Installing, Finishing, Maintaining  (1983)   (24 pages, 290 KB,  .zip)

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