1991 International Timber Engineering Conference, London

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Samples were taken from 118 sheets of five different hoard types, three 16 mm and two 20 mm thick, with individual sheets of material being picked at random by the manufacturers at the rate of one sheet per shift. The cutting plan is given in Figure I. Samples were numbered individually, so results from any test could be related both tn the position of the sample in the original sheet of material and to results from the different types of tests conducted on adjoining samples. The first three numbers in each sample identification code indicate the sheet from which it was cut, with the first numeral indicating the board type.

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