Wood is a biological and renewable material that can be processed into value-added products in many different ways. To understand better how to process or machine wood, these readings are recommended. Specifics on the anatomy, mechanics, and machinability of wood are explained in these important publications.
- USDA Forest Service - Forest Products Laboratory
- VA Wood Species
Softwoods of North America
Hardwoods of North America
- Wood Durability and Preservation
Chapter 14: Wood Preservation
Is Treated Wood Safe?
What is Pressure Treated Wood?
Naturally Durable Woods
- Wood Decks
Deck Construction and Maintenance
Decking Lumber Options (SP652)
- Finishing Wood for Exterior Applications
Chapter 15: Finishing Wood for Exterior Applications
- Wood and Mold
Mold, Housing, and Wood
Mold and Wood Products - visit the Western Wood Products Association website
A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home
- Insects and Wood
Chapter 13: Biodeterioration of Wood
Vacuum Steam Treatment Workshop Presentations