Bulletin of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Volume 1001-1019

Bulletin of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Volume 1001-1019

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...basswood. Small, sound knots are allowed in this grade, and some stain. Grade No. 2.--Lumber in grade No. 2 of boxes must be reasonably strong but shall not be graded as to color. Brown basswood can prevail in this grade; small knots and shake can prevail, but not in sufficient quantities to materially weaken pieces. Some stain is allowed in this grade. Grade No. 3.--Lumber in grade No. 3 of boxes is not graded as to color. Black knots and stain are allowed in this grade. Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, New York, and Minnesota use basswood in largest amounts for box manufacture. Baskets, mainly those for holding grapes and berries, are often made of basswood. The splints are sometimes of this wood because of its good working qualities and good appearance; more often, however, the sides are of some tougher wood, as birch or maple. The covers and bottoms of such baskets are quite commonly of basswood, because it is light in weight and nails easily. These parts, since they are small, can often be made from waste in the manufacture of other basswood articles. Low-grade basswood is often used for crates. It is well suited for light crating, and narrowwidth material can be used very advantageously for this purpose. i! LXINQ MILL PRODUCTS, SASH, DOORS, BLINDS, AND GENERAL MILLWORK. Basswood has been a favorite wood for many years for planing mill products, sash, doors, blinds, and general millwork, particularly for inside finish, becasue it machines to a smooth surface when seasoned, keeps its shape well, and takes finishes extremely well. It is one of the best woods for enamel work because of its uniform, clear, light color, smooth finish, and even texture, which absorbs and holds the paint evenly and well. It also finishes well with other...show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 435g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123697056X
  • 9781236970565