A Few Suggestions with Brief Notes on Some of the Raw Products Which Enter Into the Commerce of the World

A Few Suggestions with Brief Notes on Some of the Raw Products Which Enter Into the Commerce of the World

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...t/z3/oides. Pinacea').--This tree is common near the coast from Maine to Mississippi, and grows to a height of fifty to seventy feet, with a trunk from two to three feet in diameter. Logs, without knots, can rarely be cut longer than eight or ten feet. The wood rivals white pine and red cedar for softness, durability, freedom from warping and twisting, and the ease with which it may be worked. (See sample of white cedar.) RED CEDAR (./uniperus z/irginiana. Pinacea').--The common cedar tree of the Eastern United States. It occurs as a small shrub, or as a tree sometimes 80 feet in height with a trunk 20 inches in diameter. The wood is noted for its delightful odor and the ease with which it can be cut and worked. It is almost exclusively used for lead pencils. The trunk is seldom free of branches, and logs cut from it over six or eight feet are rarely without knots. (See sample of red cedar.), WALNUT ( fuglans nzlgra. fz2g'landacea').--This wood was formerly in great demand, but now, possibly owing to its scarcity, is largely out of fashion. Curly grain, ctrt from gnarls, butts and the junction of large branches, is still much in demand for gunstocks, panels and veneers, and brings a higher price than mahogany. Walnut trees grow 100 feet high, with a trunk three to six feet in diameter, and straight logs may be cut twenty feet long. The tree is confined to the Eastern United States. (See sample of walnut.) _ H1CKORY (Hicoria alba et al../uglandacea').--Hickory lumber is cut from several species of the trees, there being no difference in the wood. The better quality comes from trees exceeding six or eight inches in diameter. The wood of the small and "second-growth " trees, though much used and white, is...show more

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