EFFECTS OF TEST METHODS AND EXPOSURE CONDITIONS ON LATERAL NAIL AND STAPLE RESISTANCE OF WOOD-BASE PANEL MATERIALS.

Poo Chow, J. Dobbin McNatt, John Jack Janowiak, George Z. Gertner

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Abstract

Three test methods were compared as to their suitability for determining the lateral nail resistance of wood-base panel materials: the standard ASTM D1037 method, the American Plywood Association (APA) performance method, and a newly developed method in which a reinforced steel bar replaces the 6d nail. Lateral staple resistance was also measured by a modified Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) test method. Plywood, composite plywood, waferboard, oriented strandboard and hardboard siding were evaluated. Edge distances were 1/2 and 3/8 inch. The steel bar method was the most efficient and reliable test to determine lateral nail resistance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-19
Number of pages7
JournalForest Products Journal
Volume35
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Forestry
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Plant Science

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