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Eliminating Bow in Timber

During the early 1980s when I was MD of The Swedish-Finnish Timber Council, my codirector, Peter Grimsdale, and I were made well aware, from several sources, of a sudden, unexplained and dramatic increase in the number of cases of unacceptable bow and spring (i.e. bowing on the stronger axis) and splits and fissures (i.e. splitting that does not affect the whole thickness) of (and in) dried sawn timber that had been imported to the UK from Sweden and Finland. Jack Baird

Author(s): Baird, J

Keywords: timber;fissures;cracks;deflecting;research;moisture;drying;design;sawing