Use of shortlength timber in furniture manufacture
The Shortlength project was devised through a partnership between Coed Cymru and FIRA in order to generate incentives for the implementation of more effective management control over the small diameter timber stocks that are abundant within the United Kingdom.
- The methodology
- The research
- Species selection and specification
- Timber conversion techniques
- Performance comparison between band saws and circular saws
- Timber drying assessment
- Design and prototype manufacture
- Process technology/modifications
- Cost benefit analysis
- Environmental study
- Appendix I: Shortlength specification matrix
- Appendix II: Shortlength hardwood grading system
- Appendix III: Environmental aspects of shortlength production
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