126 Hemlock
Shannon's Lumber Industry Update
by Shannon Rogers
1M ago
Today I discuss Hemlock, our featured species. This is a wood with an identity crisis. Its long been a mainstay in construction lumber yet has more refined purposes as a high end clear, CVG siding and cladding product. Now it has an even brighter future as a thermally modified option for both interior and exterior uses ..read more
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125 Monocots
Shannon's Lumber Industry Update
by Shannon Rogers
1M ago
Today I look at Monocots. The Bamboo and Palms that you may have seen showing up in flooring or plywood or even turning blanks. I also answer questions about branch wood, air dried wood, and the commercial vs local names of lumber ..read more
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124 Wood Structure from a Rocket Scientist
Shannon's Lumber Industry Update
by Shannon Rogers
2M ago
This week I welcome Brandon Long, a structural engineer who plays as a woodworker at night. Brandon actually knows what he is talking about when it comes to structures and fatigue rates and all that stuff that I pretend to know about from watching "The Big Bang Theory ..read more
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123 - Wood Cell Structure & Sapele
Shannon's Lumber Industry Update
by Shannon Rogers
2M ago
A word of warning on this episode. New levels of nerdery on display here. If I had a white lab coat I would have worn it while recording. To sum up, woods with a higher T/R ratio will be harder to dry. But if you are like me and want to know why a higher T/R ratio is harder to dry, keep watching to dive into some organic chemistry and cellular structure. Also I feature Sapele this month. A much more mainstream species but one worth looking at closely due to how it has taken over the Mahogany market. A reminder that Walnut tier supporters on Patreon will be getting the fancy Sapele sticker with ..read more
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122 The News Show
Shannon's Lumber Industry Update
by Shannon Rogers
3M ago
Lots of breaking news in the Lumber world and it was time I dust off my teleprompter and read everything that is on it. News from Notre Dame, the Paris Aquatic Center, Carbon Fiber and Mass Timber, Key Bridge Tragedy, and lots of great feedback from y'all. Plus I fit a few questions in about drying end grain cookies, lumber jobs, and Aniegre ..read more
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121 - American Hornbeam
Shannon's Lumber Industry Update
by Shannon Rogers
4M ago
Today we talk about American Hornbeam, why some trees are brittle, fast growing trees for lumber, IBAMA strike and the CITES impact, and a possible source for urban lumber ..read more
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120 - Wood Legacy
Shannon's Lumber Industry Update
by Shannon Rogers
4M ago
Let's talk about grassroots sustainability and how giving back as users of wood can start with education and grow into all kinds of programs for and individual or your local woodworking guild or even sawmill business ..read more
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119 Iroko
Shannon's Lumber Industry Update
by Shannon Rogers
5M ago
Iroko or African Teak is the featured species this month. Found all across tropical Africa, the Iroko tree is enormous producing wide and long boards. It is growing in popularity as an alternative to Teak due to its similar color. But Iroko is a great species all on its own for exterior and interior projects ..read more
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118 - Wood Strength??
Shannon's Lumber Industry Update
by Shannon Rogers
5M ago
Wood strength is a loaded statement. There are so many factors in HOW we use a board that determine which properties we look to for strength. This quickly gets complex so today I will boil it down to a density number and dispel the myth that rate of growth (width of rings) has anything to do with the density ..read more
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117 - Yellow Birch
Shannon's Lumber Industry Update
by Shannon Rogers
6M ago
The featured species this month is Yellow Birch, Betula alleghensis. Its the most common Birch species and used for a wide variety of applications from plywood, to furniture and pulp products ..read more
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