Wood - Handbook

Credit: 36 PDH

Course Fee: $216.00

486 Pages


Course Summary

Summarizes information on wood as an engineering material. Presents properties of wood and wood-based products of particular concern to the architect and engineer. Includes discussion of designing with wood and wood-based products along with some pertinent uses.

Learning Objectives

  • Characteristics and Availability of Commercially Important Wood
  • Structure of Wood
  • Physical Properties and Moisture Relations of Wood
  • Mechanical Properties of Wood
  • Commercial Lumber
  • Lumber Stress Grades and Design Properties
  • Fastenings
  • Structural Analysis Equations
  • Adhesive Bonding of Wood Materials
  • Wood-Based Composites and Panel Products
  • Glued Structural Members
  • Drying and Control of Moisture Content and Dimensional Changes
  • Biodetrioration of Wood
  • Wood Preservation
  • Finishing of Wood
  • Use of Wood In Building and Bridges
  • Fire Safety
  • Round Timbers and Ties
  • Specialty Treatments

Course Author

US Forest Services



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