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Forest Products Extension


The following presentations and publications are available for use by Extension County Agents - or anyone with an interest!

An Introduction to Wood ID (16.3MB). A slide show that describes how to look at wood, what to look for, and key features for identifying the 16 woods in the Tennessee 4H contest. An Introduction to Wood ID with naration (12.7MB) The same slide show as above but includes dialogue.

Decking Lumber Options (0.8MB). A comparison of the different materials available for building decks.

Wood Protection for Log Home Owners (2.35MB). A description of wood properties, wood deterioration and preservation, aimed specifically at log how owners.

A Test of Water Repellent Coatings for Wood (0.3MB).A comparison of the effectiveness of various water repellents applied to wood.

A Hardwood Log Grading Handbook (0.7MB). An introduction to hardwood log valuation, including summaries of scaling and grading methods.



For more information, contact:

Adam M. Taylor
Tennessee Forest Products Center
2506 Jacob Drive
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

Phone: 865-946-1125
Fax: 865-946-1109

Adam Taylor's email