Forest Products Lab: Lab Notes – March 6, 2015

Exploring Construction Using Whole Trees

Researchers at the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) are testing trusses, which provide structural support for buildings, made from whole trees.  One such truss, pictured above, had a clear span of 55 feet and was made from low-value red pine logs. Similar trusses will be installed in a commercial retail building this spring.

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