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Q: Can you explain the various names for elm, such as slippery elm, hard elm, red elm and so on?
Q: How can I separate true mahogany (Honduras) from the others?
Q: We received some red oak lumber and a few pieces are blue in the sapwood. Is this mold fungal stain?
Q: I heard you talk about the possibility of sap soft maple with a gray-stained center surrounded by normal white color after KD. The lumber grader cannot see the gray so does not reject the lumber. We have recently experienced this phenomenon for the first time. In your opinion, is it due to sick logs or bad kiln procedure?
Q: We are having a problem with raised glue joints in
our solid wood (mahogany) panels and we would like to know what
your recommendation is for the amount of moisture content that we
could get by with, without causing this problem? This applies
also to high-frequency gluing.
Q: Last week, I had a call from a customer with a
concern about a load of 8/4 basswood that had white streaks
wherever a sticker was located while the wood was being dried.
They called this reverse sticker shadow. Can you help us with