Canadian Forest Service Publications

A new taxonomy of wood products. 1996. Cohen, D.H.; Ellis, S.C.; Kozak, R.A.; Wilson, W.R. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC. Working Paper WP-96.05, copublished by the BC Ministry of Forests.

Year: 1996

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 4351

Language: English

Series: Working Paper WP (PFC - Victoria)

Availability: PDF (download)

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With the accelerating development of new wood products, it is time for a new taxonomy of wood products which can incorporate both existing and developing products. This taxonomy categorized both composite products and solid wood, but does not deal with products which fall under the third broad category of chemical processing (pulp and paper). Each product group is described in a single page which focuses on product description, technical characteristics, existing and potential markets and information sources. Within the first major category of composite products there are two major classifications: panels and engineered lumber components. Panels include wood/non-wood combinations (wood/cement) and wood based panels. Engineered lumber components include i) laminated veneer lumber and ii) oriented strand lumber. In the second major category of solid wood there are four major classifications: softwood lumber, glued, treated, and hardwoods. Glued products include fingerjointed, edge glued, and glulam. Treated products have information sheets on CCA treated products. Hardwoods are discussed in a single section.