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Standing timber is primarily priced according to the amount of board footage able to be harvested from the trees, according to Timber Works logging company. A board foot is 144 cubic inches. Price also varies by species, diameter, length and quality of the logs.


Timber conversion is the process of turning a log into a pile of usable planks or boards. When sewing up the log, several things are considered, including the size of the tapper because this determines how the log is cut to get the most out of the resulting timber.


Common defects that occur in timber include knots, shakes, wind cracks, upsets, twisting, cupping, bowing, rot and insect damage. These defects are typically grouped into three categories: defects caused by natural forces, defects caused by defective seasoning and conve...


Some tips for selling standing timber include assessing the stand's value, advertising the sale to attract higher bids and making the harvest part of a cohesive forest management plan. Obtaining assistance from a professional forester can help maintain the health of the...


In order to build timber steps into a slope first make each step, then dig out the slope as required before fitting the steps into place. Repeat the process while working up the slope, and then fill in the hollow, or tread, of the step.


Mild steel has a yield strength of 60,200 pounds per square inch (psi), a tensile strength of 78,300 psi, a modulus of elasticity of 29,000 psi, and a Poisson's ratio of 0.29.


Timber wolves, also known as gray wolves, live in North America, Europe, Asia and parts of North Africa. Eastern timber wolves, considered a separate species, are found only in southeast Canada.