Drying Hardwood Lumber (USDA)
By Joseph Denig, Eugene M. Wengert and William T. Simpson
Focuses on common methods for drying lumber of different thickness, with minimal drying defects,
for high quality applications.
Grading Rules Standard Chart
Vinyl wall chart is a quick reference guide for the NHLA standard grades. Measuring approximately 40 W x 24.5 H
Grading Rules Standard Chart - Large Size
Vinyl wall chart is a quick reference guide for the NHLA standard grades. Measuring approximately 68 W x 38 H
Introduction to Grading: The purpose of this publication is to acquaint the reader with the basics of grading hardwood lumber. Provides general framework for understanding lumber grading rules.
The 2023 edition of the NHLA Rules for the Measurement & Inspection of Hardwood & Cypress
Effective January 1, 2023.
The 2023 French edition of the NHLA Rules for the Measurement & Inspection of Hardwood & Cypress
Effective January 1, 2023.
Sawing, Edging and Trimming Hardwood Lumber - Putting Theory Into Practice
By Joe Denig and Gene Wengert
Lumber Grading Training Manual
This manual is designed to supplement the hands-on instruction of the 8-week course in lumber grading, taught on a vocational level, at the NHLA Inspector Training School in Memphis, TN.
The mid-term elections will take place on November 8, and the results will have a tremendous impact on Washington DC legislation and regulation for the next two years.
This is a rebroadcast of our ZOOM Webinar entitled "Advocacy 101". Our federal policy advocates from the Hardwood Federation will show us the easy steps to communicating your thoughts, ideas, and concerns to current members and candidates for federal office. Learn how to make your voice heard!!
* Webinar replays are FREE to NHLA Members. Non-members can view it for a fee.
Join NHLA and Chad F. Niman for this one-hour event as we discuss desirable species, species variations and log quality requirements that make a good grade tie.
Join NHLA for a review of means and methods of controlling lumber staining at the sawmill. Abiotic and biotic staining will be discussed, as well as log and lumber handling practices. Fungal growth and its control will be reviewed and discussed.
Discover when and where most quality issues begin and solutions to protect the investment of your hard maple resource.
Watch and discover when and where most quality issues begin when drying oak.
During this webinar many different gluing and glue joint defects are illustrated, and cures discussed.
Dr. Gene Wengert identifies the causes and cures for machining defects, including sanding issues.
Dr. Gene Wengert discusses, in detail, ten major factors of rough mill yield and provides many practical ideas for yield improvement.
Join Dan Meyer with the Hardwood Review for this webinar from May 31, 2023, that covers recent hardwood market movements (prices, domestic/global demand, supply, etc.) and the near-term outlook. Specific attention is given to European markets for North American hardwoods and to the results of a May survey of North American industry contacts. The webinar is suited for buyers and sellers of hardwood lumber, production planners and managers, and others interested in hardwood market trends. Instructor: Dan Meyer (Managing Editor of the Hardwood Review)
Dr. Gene Wengert presents guidelines for edging operations that will increase the operator's performance to 92% of perfect or even better.
Join NHLA Chief Inspector Dana Spessert for a condensed and elementary explanation of the NHLA Hardwood Lumber Grading Rules. He discusses the basic principles behind the measuring and classification of lumber for various end-uses such as millwork, cabinetry, flooring, and more. Common characteristics of hardwoods that may or may not be allowed with the NHLA grading system are also discussed.
This Webinar is sponsored by Ally Global Logistics, LLC
Join NHLA for a trade case review from the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA). Betsey Natz, CEO of KCMA, hosts this webinar that covers topics, including a review of Anti-Dumping/Countervailing Duties and trade cases on imports of cabinets, vanities, and components from China.
Who should attend: Any domestic manufacturer of cabinetry/component parts or companies that provide wood products to these industries.
Ever changing hardwood log prices can affect your bottom line. But what if, there was a way to identify the true value of the log and realize the profit potential? Join NHLA Chief Inspector, Dana Spessert, Ed Thomas of the U.S Forest Service and Urs Buehlman of Virginia Tech for a discussion on hardwood profit recovery.
What you’ll learn:
* How to determine which log size and species are best suited for your sawmill production.
* How to predict outcomes.
* Are you paying too much for your logs?
* What area should you be monitoring in the sawmill.
This webinar will give you perspective on crosstie markets, the Rail Tie Association, and how to become more involved in the industry. Attendees will learn how important tie production is to the overall market, industry, and economy of our country; gain a broad understanding of the market; develop a working knowledge of tie type, grade, and the defects that determine grade; and wood species used in ties.
Gene discusses practical techniques for shortening kiln to drying time as well as kiln start-up conditions after air drying.
Improve the overall quality of your kiln dried lumber and have your specific drying questions answered – lunch is not provided.
Join NHLA and the "Wood Doctor" Gene Wengert for a 4-Part Webinar Series on Drying Hardwood Lumber.
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