I agree. This is evident when comparing the provisions of ASTM
D245 and ASTM D2899
From: "George Richards, P.E." <george(--nospam--at)BORM.com>
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Subject: RE: UBC Chp.23, Div III
Date sent: Fri, 12 May 2000 14:07:34 -0700
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> Not having read anything but just thinking about it, maybe in a round timber
> less of the fiber is cut (more of it is continuos)in comparison to a square
> cut member. Therefor the FOS need not be as high. One of the
> considerations made in grading wood is the angle of the grain with respect
> to the axis of the member.
> George Richards, P. E.