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Wood Properties

This is the centennial edition of the USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory 'Wood Handbook, Wood as an Engineering Material', published in 2010.

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The book summarizes information on wood as an engineering material. It presents properties of wood and wood-based products of particular concern to the architect and engineer, and includes discussion of designing with wood and wood-based products along with some pertinent uses.

This is a 500+ page textbook and is 15MB so will be slow to download.  You can download the whole textbook or individual chapters below.