Brian Bond

Professor of Sustainable Biomaterials; Extension Specialist; Associate Director, College of Natural Resources and Environment Leadership Institute; Ph.D. (Virginia Tech)

Brian H. Bond, Ph.D., serves a professor and extension specialist in the area of wood products. His focus is on improving the sustainable use and manufacturing of wood products. He has fifteen years experience in wood drying, sawmill performance, and the performance of wood products (flooring, furniture, etc.). He also has an interest in training preparing students to take on leadership roles in the area of natural resources and is assistant director of the College of Natural Resources Leadership Institute. The goal of the institute is to equip students with the skills and tools needed to solve critical problems facing society in the management and utilization of our natural resources and in stewardship of the environment.

Areas of Expertise

  • Wood drying
  • Wood processing and manufacturing
  • Wood identification
  • Performance of wood in use
  • Wood flooring

Education

  • B.S. Clemson University, 1991
  • M.S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1993
  • Ph.D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1998

 

Leadership in the Natural Resource Professions II
NR 4106 Spring 2014
Instructor: McMullin and Bond
Number of Students: 12

Independent Study: Commercial Lumber Drying Practices
SBIO 4974 Spring 2014
Instructor: Brian Bond
Number of Students: 1

Wood Identification in Modern and Historic Buildings
WOOD 4984 Spring 2013
Instructor: Brian Bond and Joeseph Loferski
Number of Students: 6

Leadership in the Natural Resource Professions II
4106 Spring 2013
Instructor: Steve McMullin and Brian Bond
Number of Students: 12

Leadership in the Natural Resource Professions I
NR 4105 Fall 2013
Instructor: McMullin and Bond
Number of Students: 12

Undergraduate Study: Properties of Plantation Grown KOA Wood
SBIO 4994 Fall 2013
Instructor: Brian Bond
Number of Students: 1

Wood Products Manufacturing
WOOD 3634 Fall 2013
Instructor: Dr. Brian Bond and Dr. Urs Buehlmann
Number of Students: 26

Wood Identification in Historic Buildings (6.0/6.0 SPOT student evaluations)
WOOD 4984 Spring 2012
Instructor: Joseph R. Loferski and Brian H. Bond
Number of Students: 3

Wood Materials Science
SBIO 5124 Fall 2012
Instructor: Audrey Zink-Sharp, Brian Bond, Bob Bush, Chip Frazier, Joe Loferski
Number of Students: 4

Wood Materials Science
WOOD 5124 Spring 2012
Instructor: Audrey Zink-Sharp, Course Coordinator and Instructor, taught 4 weeks. Additional instructors: Brian Bond, Bob Bush, Chip Frazier, Joe Loferski
Number of Students: 8

Wood Products Manufacturing
SBIO 3634 Fall 2012
Instructor: Brian Bond and Urs Buehlmann
Number of Students: 21

Leadership in the Natural Resource Professions I
NR 4105 Fall 2012
Instructor: Steve McMullin and Brian Bond
Number of Students: 12

Leadership in the Natural Resource Professions II
NR 4884 Spring 2012
Instructor: Steve McMullin and Brian Bond
Number of Students: 12

Leadership in the Natural Resource Professions II
NR 4984 Spring 2011
Instructor: Steve L. McMullin and Brian Bond
Number of Students: 12

Wood Identification in Historic and Modern Wood Buildings
WOOD 4984 Spring 2011
Instructor: Brian Bond and Joeseph Loferski
Number of Students: 6

Leadership in the Natural Resource Professions I
NR 4984 Fall 2011
Instructor: McMullin and Bond
Number of Students: 12

Wood Products Manufacturing
WOOD 3634 Fall 2011
Instructor: 50% Bond and 50% Buehlmann
Number of Students: 19

Leadership in the Natural Resource Professions I
NR 4984 Fall 2010
Instructor: Steve L. McMullin and Brian Bond
Number of Students: 12

Leadership in the Natural Resource Professions II.
NR 4984 Spring 2010
Instructor: McMullin and Bond
Number of Students: 12

Fundamentals of Wood Science
5948 Fall 2010
Instructor: Zink-Sharpe, Bond, Loferski, Bush, Frazier
Number of Students: 6

Wood Products Manufacturing
4984 Fall 2010
Instructor: Brian Bond and Urs Buehlmann
Number of Students: 12

Fundamentals of Wood Science
WOOD 5984 Fall 2009
Instructor: Zink-Sharp, Bond, Lofersiki, and Bush
Number of Students: 10

Wood Products Manufacturing
WOOD 4984 Fall 2009
Instructor: 50% Bond and 50% Buehlmann
Number of Students: 12

Special Study: Fundamentals of Wood Material Science
WOOD 5984 Fall 2008
Instructor: Audrey Zink-Sharp, Brian Bond, Robert Bush, Charles Frazier, Daniel Hindman
Number of Students: 5

Lumber Manufacturing and Drying
WOOD 3534 Fall 2008
Instructor: Brian Bond
Number of Students: 7

Lumber Manufacturing and Drying
WOOD 3534 Fall 2007
Instructor: Brian Bond
Number of Students: 15

Undergraduate Research: Wood Enterprise Institute
WOOD 4994 Spring 2007
Instructor: Earl Kline, Brian Bond, David Jones
Number of Students: 12

Special Study: Wood Enterprise Institute
WOOD 4994 Summer I 2007
Instructor: Earl Kline, Brian Bond, David Jones
Number of Students: 12

Lumber Manufacturing and Drying
3534 Fall 2006
Instructor: Brian Bond
Number of Students: 15

Special Study: Industrial Lumber Drying
WOOD 5984 Spring 2005
Instructor: Bond, Brian H
Number of Students: 4

Special Study Wood Drying
WOOD 4984 Spring 2005
Instructor: Brian H. Bond
Number of Students: 11

Special Study Wood Drying
4984 Spring 2005
Instructor: Brian Bond
Number of Students: 9

 

  • Michael Bauman. 2016. M.S. Analysis of Energy Recommendations in the U.S. Wood Products Industry.
  • Oxana Brenes. 2014. M.S. The impact of Vacuum-Drying on Efficiency of Hardwood Products Manufacturing.
    Professor(s): Brian Bond
  • Thomas Blount. 2013. M.S. Evaluation of Methods to Control Mold on Hardwood Pallets.
    Professor(s): Brian Bond
  • Robert S. Wright. 2011. Vacuum Steam Technology for Rapid Plasticization and Bending of Maple Professor(s): Brian Bond
  • Omar Espinoza. 2009. Ph.D. Quality Performance Measurement in the Wood Products Supply Chain.
    Professor(s): Bon
  • Patrick Rappold. 2006. Ph.D. Activity-based product costing in a hardwood sawmill through the use of discrete-event simulation.
    Professor(s): Kline, D. Earl and Brian Bond
  • Omar Espinoza. 2006. M.S. Developing an Evaluation Program for Lumber Drying Operations in Bolivia.
    Professor(s): Brian Bond
  • Roncs Ese-Etame. 2006. M.S. Impact of Ellipticality on Lumber Grade and Volume Recovery for Red Oak Logs.
    Professor(s): Brian Bond

 

Analysis and Impact of Energy Recommendations in the Wood Products Industry II
Investigator(s): Brian Bond and Henry Quesda
Sponsor: USDA, Forest Service
Amount: $15,000
August 12, 2013 - May 1, 2016

Reducing Barriers for Certification
Investigator(s): Munsell, J.F. (30% PI), S.M. Barrett (25% Co-PI), J.L. Gagnon (25% Co-PI), B.H. Bond (10% Co-PI) and M.D. Brinckman (10% Co-PI). 2012-2013.
Sponsor: Virginia department of Forestry
Amount: $25,466
January 1, 2012 - March 31, 2013

Analysis and Impact of Energy Recommendations in the Wood Products Industry
Investigator(s): Brian Bond and Henry Quesada-Pineda
Sponsor: USDA, Forest Service, Northern Research Station
Amount: $20,000
August 1, 2013 - July 31, 2016

Development of Low-Grade Hardwood Cross-Laminated Timbers
Investigator(s): Hindman, D., Loferski, J., Kline, E., Bond, B., and Quesada-Pineda
Sponsor: Forest Products Research Program at USDA
Amount: Amount: $300,316 October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2
January 30, 2013 - January 30, 2015

Opportunities and Barriers to Utilizing Interface and Urban Wastewood
Investigator(s): Brian Bond and Scott Barrett
Sponsor: Virginia Department of Forestry
Amount: $92,792
September 16, 2013 - September 15, 2014

Development of Low-Grade Hardwood Cross-Laminated Timbers
Investigator(s): Hindman, D., Loferski, J., Kline, E., Bond, B., and Quesada-Pineda, H.J
Sponsor: Forest Products Research Program at USDA
Amount: $300,316
October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2015

Impact of Vacuum-Drying on Efficiency of Hardwood Products Manufacturing
Investigator(s): Brian Bond, Omar Espinoza, Urs Buehlmann, and Henry Quesada-Pineda
Sponsor: Wood Education and Resource Center
Amount: $140,644 with 70,322 from WERC
July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011

Reduce Energy Consumption Through Lean Thinking
Investigator(s): Quesada-Pineda, H.J., U Buehlmann, B. Bond, and D. E. Kline
Sponsor: Wood Education Research Center (WERC) at the USDA Forest Service
Amount: $158,512 with $79,256 from WERC/USDA
July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2012

Online Distance Learning Course Development
Investigator(s): Quesada-Pineda, H., Kline, D.E., Bond, B. and Buehlmann, U
Sponsor: Provost Online Course Development Fund at Virginia Tech
Amount: $13,368
March 9, 2009 - June 30, 2010

Workshop for remaining competitive in hardwood components production
Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann, Brian Bond, Thomas Walthousen, Steve Lawser, Earl Kline, Steve Ehle, Jan Wiedenbeck, and Ed Thomas
Sponsor: National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA)
Amount: $5,000
January 1, 2009 - December 31, 2009

Relationship of mineral stain in red oak to growth site variables
Investigator(s): Brian Bond and Lynn Resler
Sponsor: U.S. Forest Service Wood Education and Resource Center
Amount: $52,064
August 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010

Impact of Increasing Energy Costs on the Hardwood Lumber Manufacturing Industry
Investigator(s): Brian Bond and Urs Buehlmann
Sponsor: U.S. Forest Service Wood Education Resource Center
Amount: $90,304
August 1, 2009 - May 1, 2010

Workshop for Remaining Competative in Hardwood Components Production
Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann, Brian Bond, Thomas Walthousen, Steve Lawser, Earl Kline, Steve Ehle, Jan Wiedenbeck and Ed Thomas
Sponsor: Wood Education and Resource Center
Amount: $27,750
May 1, 2008 - April 30, 2009

Evaluation of Various Unit Load for Suitability in Distribution
Investigator(s): Brian Bond and Ralph Rupert
Sponsor: White and Company
Amount: $15,800
January 1, 2008 - December 31, 2008

Preliminary Performance of Rotational Molding Plastic Pallet Design
Investigator(s): Brian Bond and Ralph Rupert
Sponsor: Rotational Molding of Utah
Amount: $7,501
February 1, 2008 - July 31, 2008

Development and Evaluation of Methods to Control Mold on Hardwood Pallets
Investigator(s): Brian Bond, Peter Hamner and Marshall White
Sponsor: Wood Education and Resource Center
Amount: $79,161
July 1, 2007 - January 1, 2009

Schedule Modification to Reduce Warp in Hardwoods
Investigator(s): Brian Bond
Sponsor: National Hardwood Lumber Association
Amount: $5,000
July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008

Utilization of Ailanthus Altissima
Investigator(s): Brian Bond
Sponsor: Virginia Department of Forestry
Amount: $5,000
May 1, 2007 - December 31, 2007

Improving Bolivian Hardwood Drying Operations
Investigator(s): Brian Bond
Sponsor: USDA, Forest Service, Southern Research Station
Amount: $10,000
June 1, 2007 - December 31, 2008

Woods to Goods: Creating a web-based community to promote sustainable and competitive forest to consumer value streams
Investigator(s): Brian Bond, Dan Cumbo, Earl Kline, Jim Johnson, Eileen Van Aken
Sponsor: USDA Forest Service, Wood Education and Resource Center
Amount: $179,378

Lumber Dry Kiln Capacity of Virginia
Investigator(s): Bond, Brian H., Dan W. Cumbo and David Brinberg
Sponsor: Virginia Department of Forestry
Amount: $10,960
January 1, 2005 - December 1, 2006

Use of Near Infrared Technology to Sort Oak Lumber for Optimal Drying Rate
Investigator(s): Adam Taylor (University of Tennessee) and Brian Bond
Sponsor: USDA Forest Service, Wood Education and Resource Center
Amount: $98,246

Workshop for Remaining Competitive in Hardwood Lumber Production
Investigator(s): Brian Bond, Scott Bowe and Jan Wiedenbeck
Sponsor: USDA Forest Service, Wood Education and Resource Center
Amount: $25,500

Effect Of Curve Sawing On Grade And Yield Recovery For Red Oak Logs Containing Sweep
Investigator(s): Brian Bond and Philip Araman
Sponsor: USDA Forest Service, Wood Education and Resource Center
Amount: $52,189

Use of Near Infrared Technology to Sort Oak Lumber for Optimal Drying Rate
Investigator(s): Adam Taylor (University of Tennessee) and Brian Bond
Sponsor: USDA Forest Service, Wood Education and Resource Center
Amount: $98,246

  • Brian Bond. 2013. Identifying Wood From Virginia Forests. College of Natural Resources and Environment . Engagement Matters. Volume 6. Issue 3. September 2013. p. 6.

  • Brian Bond and Patrick Rappold. 2013. Wood Identification for Species Native to Virginia. Virginia Cooperative Extension. Publication ANR-64P.

  • Gagnon, Jennifer, Scott Barrett, John Munsell and Brian Bond. Barrett, S.M. J.F. Munsell, and J.L. Gagnon. 2013. The role of logging business owners in forest certification.  In Press. Virginia Cooperative Extension Publication. ANR 51NP.

  • Wright, R. S., Bond, B. H., and Chen, Z. 2013. Steam bending of wood; Embellishments to an ancient technique. BioRes. 8(4), 4793-4796.


  • Brian Bond and Omar Espinoza. 2012. Industries Response to Rising Energy Costs. Wood Products Manufacturers Association. August Newsletter.pp9-11.

  • Brashaw, Brian, D. Earl Kline, Brian Bond, and Robert Vatalaro. 2011. Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) for the Wood Products Industry. Final Report, Cooperative Research Grant # 07-DG-11420004-104. Wood Education and Resource Center, USDA Forest Service, Princeton, WV. 161 p.

  • Brian Bond, Omar Espinoza and Philip Araman. 2011. Design and Operaiton of a Solar-heated Dry Kiln for Tropical Latitudes. United States Department of Agriculture. Forest Service. Southern Research Station. General Technical Report SRS-134.

  • Bond, Brian. 2007. Panning ahead can save time and money when deciding to buy a portable sawmill. Woodland Management (Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association). Volume XXVII. Number 3. Fall 2007.

  • Kirwan, Jeff and Brian Bond. 2007. Forests and Forest Products at the Time of Jamestown. Virginia Forests. Summer 2007. Vol LXIIi, No.2. pp 4-7.

  • Bowe, Scott, Patrick Molzahn, Brian Bond, Richard Bergman, Terry Mace and Steve Hubbard. 2007. Dehumidification Drying for Small Woodworking Firms and Hobbyists. PUB-FR-396 2007. Univeristiy of Wisconsin Extension and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources .

  • Bond, Brian. 2006. Design and Operation of a Solar-Heated Dry Kiln. Virginia Cooperative Extension Publication 420-030.

  • Smith, Robert L. and Brian R. Perkins. 2006. Research Update. Submitted to the members of the Center for Forest Products Marketing and Management, November, 5 pp.

  • Bond, Brian H. 2006. Useless Weed or Valuable Wood? Tree to Heaven in Virginia. Virginia Forest Landowner Update, Volume 20, No. 2.

  • Bond, Brian H. 2005. Potential Impact of Inventory Reduction and Supply Problems on Lumber Drying. Hardwood Matters Issue 47. Pp. 17-18.

  • Bond, Brian H. 2005. Case Studies of Heat Treating and Mold Control of Wood Pallets. Pallet Phytosanitary Project: Technical Papers Louisiana State University. Agricultural Center Website: www.agctr.lsu.edu/enr/palletsanitation/index.asp.

  • Brian Bond. 2004. Impact of Overlength on Drying Performance and Rough Mill Yield. Weekly Hardwood Review. November 12, 2004 Vol. 21, Issue 11.

  • Bond, Brian H. 2002. Sawing logs for quartersawn lumber. University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service. PB 1693.

Munsell J., A. Ares, S. Barrret, B. H. Bond, and J. Gagnon. 2017.  Forest certification perspectives in the wood products supply chain in Virginia, U.S.A.  Forests 8(10):364-375.

Moya, R., B. H. Bond, A.  Berrocal, M. Rodriguez-Solis, F. Munoz; D. Perez.  2017. Schedule Modification of drying rate to decrease the drying time of juvenile tectona grandis L. wood. Wood and Fiber Science, 49(4), 1-13.

Espinoza O and B. H. Bond. 2016. Vacuum drying of wood—state of the art. Current Forestry Reports, 2(4), 223-235. doi:10.1007/s40725-016-0045-9.

Bond, B. H. and O. Espinoza. 2016.  A decade of improved lumber drying technology. Current Forestry Reports, 2(2), 106-118. doi:10.1007/s40725-016-0034-z.

Moya, R., S. Argon-Garita, M. T. Filho, J. Valaert and B. H. Bond.  2016. Production and quality analysis of pellets manufactured from five potential energy crops in the Northern Region of Costa Rica. Biomass and Bioenergy, 87, 84-95.

Erdogan, S., H. Quesada-Pineda, B. Bond.  2017.  An empirical tool to measure the effectiveness of Kaizen Events: A case study in the wood products industries. Forest Products Journal, 67(3-4), 164-178. doi:10.13073/FPJ-D-16-00044.

Wilton, I. A., B. H. Bond, N. S. Dudley.  2015. Review of wood properties of Acacia koa A. Gray (koa). European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, 73(1), 121-126. doi:10.1007/s00107-014-0859-8.

Brenes-Angulo, O.; B. Bond, E. Kline, H. Quesada-Pineda.  2015.  The impact of vacuum-drying on efficiency of hardwood products manufacturing. BioResources, 10(3), 4588-4598.

Bond, B., S. Lyon, J. Munsell, S. Barrett, and J. Gagnon.  2014. Perceptions of Virginia's primary forest products manufacturers regarding forest certification. Forest Products Journal, 64(7-8), 242-249.

Lyon S. and B. Bond.  2014.  What is "urban wood waste"? Forest Products Journal, 64(5-6), 166-170.

Wright, R. S., B. H. Bond, and Z. Chen.  2013. Steam bending of wood; embellishments to an ancient technique. BioResources, 8(4), 4793-4796.

Moya, R., C. Tenorio, B. Bond. 2013.  Energy balance for three lignocellulosic residues using different drying techniques. BioResources, 8(2), 2033-2046.

Espinoza, O., R. L. Smith, S. Lyon, H. Quesada-Pineda, B. H. Bond BH.  2012. Educational needs of the forest products Industry in Minnesota and Virginia in 2012.  Forest Products Journal, 62(7-8), 613-622.

Espinoza, O., U. Buehlmann and B. H. Bond.  2011. Energy and the US hardwood industry - Part II:  Responses to increasing prices. BioResources, 6(4), 3899-3914.

Espinoza, O., B. H. Bond, and U. Buehlmann.  2011. Energy and the US hardwood industry - Part I:  Profile and impact of prices. BioResources, 6(4), 3883-3898.

Espinoza, O., B. H. Bond, and D. E. Kline.  2010.  Quality measurement in the wood products supply chain. Forest Products Journal, 60(3), 249-257.

Espinoza, O., B. H. Bond, D. E. Kline.  2010.  Supply chain measures of performance for wood products manufacturing. Forest Products Journal, 60(7-8), 700-708.

Rappold, P. M., D. E. Kline, B. H. Bond, J. K. Wiedenbeck.  2009.  Reciprocal estimation of the raw material cost of producing hardwood lumber using the principles of activity-based costing.  Forest Products Journal, 59(7-8), 84-90.

Perkins, B., R. L. Smith, B. H. Bond.  2008.  Solid wood and residue yield analysis of small-diameter red oak logs.  Forest Products Journal, 58(1-2), 97-100.

Rappold, P. M., B. H. Bond, J. K. Wiedenbeck , R. Ese-Etame.  2007.  Impact of elliptical shaped red oak logs on lumber grade and volume recovery. Forest Products Journal, 57(6), 70-73.

Espinoza, O. A., B. H. Bond, P. A. Araman.  2007.  A survey of Bolivian lumber drying operations. Forest Products Journal, 57(6), 88-92.

Espinoza, O. A., B. H. Bond, J. R. Loferski.  2007.  Equilibrium moisture content during storage, manufacturing, and shipping of Bolivian wood products. Forest Products Journal, 57(6), 81-87.

Young, T. M., B. H. Bond, J. K. Wiedenbeck.  2007. Implementation of a real-time statistical process control system in hardwood sawmills. Forest Products Journal, 57(9), 54-62.

Defo, M., A. M. Taylor, and B. H. Bond.  2007. Determination of moisture content and density of fresh-sawn red oak lumber by near infrared spectroscopy. Forest Products Journal, 57(5), 68-72.

Bond, B. H. and J. Wiedenbeck.  2006. Study of overlength on red oak lumber drying quality and rough mill yield. Forest Products Journal, 56(10), 15-19.

Clement, C. E. and B. H. Bond.  2005.  The effects of lumber width on part yields in gang-rip-first rough mills. Forest Products Journal, 55(6), 90-96.

Gu, H-M., T. M. Young, W. W. Moschler and B. H. Bond.  2004. Potential sources of variation that influence the final moisture content of kiln-dried hardwood lumber. Forest Products Journal, 54(11), 65-70.

Bond, B. H. and P. Hamner.  2003.  Lumber stacking practices of hardwood manufacturing industries in Tennessee. Forest Products Journal, 53(5), 38-42.

Bond, B. H., D. E. Kline, and P. A. Araman.  2002.  Differentiating defects in red oak lumber by discriminant analysis using color, shape, and density. Wood and Fiber Science, 34(4), 516-528.

  • Quesada-Pineda, H.J., and Bond, B. 2015. Lean Strategy: How Costly Is Keeping Too Much Inventory? Pallet Enterprise. April, pp: 22-23.
  • Brian Bond and Omar Espinoza. 2015. Vacuum Drying of Wood. Independent Sawmill and Woodlot Management June, pp. 8-12.

  • Brian Bond. 2014. Drying Do's and Dont's. Pallet Enterprise June, pp. 28-29.
  • Brian Bond. 2014. What Is Thermally Modified Wood? Independent Sawmill and Woodlot Management April, pp. 22-26.
  • Brian Bond. 2014. Utilization of Small Diameter Material. Independent Sawmill and Woodlot Management May, pp. 14-17.
  • Brian Bond. 2014. How to Get the Highest Grade Recovery from Your Hardwood Logs. Independent Sawmill and Woodlot Management July, pp. 14-17.

  • Brian Bond. 2013. Wood Shrinkage and Swelling: Understanding Why and How. Idependent Sawmill and Woodlot Management July, pp. 12-16.
  • Brian Bond. 2013. Sawing Variation-What is it and How to Measure it? Idependent Sawmill and Woodlot Management September, pp. 24-28.
  • Gene Wengert and Brian Bond. 2013. Your Big Ten Questions About Hardwood Sawing. Idependent Sawmill and Woodlot Management November, pp. 10-20,10-20.

  • Brian Bond and Omar Espinoza. 2012. Energy and the Hardwood Industry- Impacts and Responses to Rising Costs. Independent Sawmill and Woodlot Management March, pp. 16-21.
  • Brian Bond. 2012. Sawing Methods. Independent Sawmill and Small Woodlot July, pp. 18-22.
  • Brian Bond and Mike Nesse. 2012. Utilizing Municipal Tree Waste- A Town's Perscpective. Independent Sawmill and Small Woodlot September, pp. 30-34.
  • Quesada-Pineda, H.J., and Bond, B.. 2012. Integrating Lean Manufacturing Techniques and Energy Saving Practices Boosts Productivity and Cuts Costs. Pallet Enterprise November, pp. 38-45.
  • Brian Bond. 2012. Mineral Stain in Red Oak. Independent Sawmill and Small Woodlot June, pp. 20-23.
  • Brian Bond. 2012. Determining the Value of Logs. Independent Sawmill and Small Woodlot February, pp. 18-21.
  • Brian Bond and Omar Espinoza. 2012. Impacts and Response to Rising Energy Costs. Hardwood Matters April, pp. 10-21.

  • Brian Bond. 2011. End Coating Logs Can Protect Value. Indpendent Sawmill and Woodlot Management September, pp. 36-38.
  • Brian Bond. 2011. Heating with Firewood. Indpendent Sawmill and Woodlot Management July, pp. 10-13.
  • Brian Bond. 2011. Introduction to Biomass. Indpendent Sawmill and Woodlot Management June, pp. 18-21.
  • Brian Bond. 2011. Maintaining Color with ""White"" Woods. Indpendent Sawmill and Woodlot Management January, pp. 16-18.
  • Brian Bond. 2011. Maintiainig Moisture Content. Independent Sawmill and Woodlot Management April, pp. 16-21.
  • Brian Bond. 2011. Producing Quartersawn Lumber. Independent Sawmill and Woodlot Management March, pp. 20-26.
  • Brian Bond. 2011. Maintaining Color with ""White"" Woods. Independent Sawmill and Woodlot Management January, pp. 16-19.
  • Brian Bond. 2011. Monitoring the Drying Process. Independent Sawmill and Woodlot Management September, pp. 8-12.
  • Omar Espinoza and Brian Bond. 2011. Rising Energy Prices and the U.S. Hardwood Lumber Industry: Are you missing opportunities for savings? Hardwood Review Weekly 28(15):1-21.
  • Brian Bond. 2011. Going with the Grain-Sawing with the Curve. Indpendent Sawmill and Woodlot Management November, pp. 14-17.

  • Brian Bond. 2010. Drying Methods for Small Operators. Independent Sawmill and Woodlot Management May, pp. 36-40.
  • Omar Espinoza and Brian Bond. 2010. Survey Indicates Trends, Possibilities for. Pallet Enterprise June, pp. 16-20.
  • Brian Bond. 2010. Drying Methods for Small Operators. Small Sawmill and Woodlot Management May/June(92):36-42.
  • Omar Espinoza and Brian Bond. 2010. Energy Smarts: Steps for Implementing an Energy Management System for Wood Products Facilities. Pallet Enterprise September, pp. 64-69.
  • Brian Bond. 2010. Monitoring the Drying Process. Independent Sawmill and Woodlot Management August, pp. 8-17.
  • Brian Bond and Omar Espinoza. 2010. Energy Management: Big Returns Possible with Systematic, Continous Improvements. Hardwood Review Weekly 27(1):1-21.
  • Peter Hamner, Brian Bond and Lynn Resler. 2010. Virginia Tech Studies the Relationship of Mineral Stain in Red Oak to Growth Site Characteristics. TimberLine 16(4):18-19.

  • Brian Bond and Thomas Blount. 2009. Heat Treatment and Drying Schedules for Pallets: A Pilot Study. Pallet Enterprise December, pp. 28-30.
  • Brian Bond and Earl Kline. 2009. Preventative Maintenance Efforts Start with Overall Equipment Effectiveness. Pallet Enterprise April, pp. 56-59.
  • Brian Bond and Brian Perkins. 2009. Sawmills turn to computers to gather and process information. Pallet Enterprise June, pp. 32-35.
  • Brian Bond. 2009. Prevention and Control of Powderpost Beetle Infestations. TimberLine 15(9/09):18.
  • Brian Bond. 2009. Prevent and Control Powderpost Beetle Infestations in Hardwood Lumber. Pallet Enterprise July, pp. 40-43.
  • Brian Bond and Brian Perkins. 2009. Sawmills Turn to Computers to Gather, Process Information. TimberLine 15(07):22-23.

  • Brian Bond and Earl Kline. 2008. Preventative Maintenance Programs Increase Productivity and Reduce Costs. TimberLine 14(10):39.
  • Brian Bond and Omar Espinoza. 2008. Rein in Escalating Energy Costs. Pallet Enterprise July, pp. 68-71.
  • Brian Perkins and Brian Bond. 2008. Scragg Mill Low-down. Southern Lumberman September, pp. 22-23.
  • Brian Bond. 2008. Curve Sawing Low-Grade Hardwoods. Pallet Enterprise April, pp. 52-57.

  • Brian Bond. 2007. Sawing for Grade Increases Value. TimberLine 13(10):24.
  • Brian Bond. 2007. Sawing for Grade Increases Value. TimberLine 13(10):24.
  • Brian Bond. 2007. Tips to Preserve Color of 'White' Wood. Pallet Enterprise December, pp. 32-33.
  • Brian Bond. 2007. Upgrading for Volume or Value. Pallet Enterprise March, pp. 36-37.
  • Bond, Brian. 2007. Sawing for Grade Increases Value. Pallet Enterprise September, pp. 6-7.
  • Brian Bond. 2007. Aoptions for Small Scale Drying Operations. Pallet Enterprise June, pp. 16-19.
  • Brian Bond. 2007. Upgrade Your Mill for Volume or Value? TimberLine 13(03):12.
  • Brian Bond. 2007. Know the Value of Your Logs. TimberLine 13(01):20.
  • Brian Bond. 2007. Options for Small Scale Drying Operations. TimberLine 13(06):20.
  • Brian Bond. 2007. Does overlength impact drying quality and rough mill yield? Hardwood Matters February, pp. 4-9.

  • Brian Bond. 2006. Going with the Grain: Sawing with the Curve: Pallet Enterprise September, pp. 20-25.
  • Brian Bond. 2006. Determining the Value of Logs. Pallet Enterprise December, pp. 40-41.
  • Bond, Brian H. 2006. Keys to Buying the Right Portable Sawmill. Pallet Enterprise, Summer, pp. 22-27.

  • Brian Bond. 2005. Potentail Impact of Inventory Reduction and Supply Problems on Lumber Drying. Hardwood Matters Issue 47.

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