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Basics & Theory

CWC: Types Of Lumber
Canadian Wood Council describes types of lumber including visually graded, machine graded, finger-joined, plank decking, and timber.
Issues & Performance

CUFCA: Water Vapor Permeance Of Wood Framing
Canadian Urethane Foam Contractors Association report on Evaluation of the Water Vapor Permeance of Wooden Framing Members summarizes evaluation of several samples of two-by-four and two-by-six wooden framing members, in accordance with ASTM E96 - 05 Standard Test Method for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials. (PDF)

JLC: Does Lumber Grow Stronger With Age?
Journal of Light Construction explains why old wood might be stronger, but probably is weaker, than the day it was first used to build a structure.
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