Excerpt from Berg's Complete Timber Test Record: For Engineers, Architects, Inspectors of Wood in Construction, Contractors, Bridge Men, Etc
The uncertainty of our knowledge relative to the strength of timber is clearly demonstrated after a perusal of this information, and emphasizes, better than long dissertations on the subject, the necessity for more extensive, thorough, and reliable series of tests, conducted on a truly scientific basis, approximating, as nearly as possible, actual conditions encountered in practice.
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