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Big Thanks Harold!  Very nice resource.


--- On Thu, 1/24/13, Harold Sprague <spraguehope(--nospam--at)> wrote:

From: Harold Sprague <spraguehope(--nospam--at)>
Subject: RE: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Nails etc. in Wet Wood
To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
Date: Thursday, January 24, 2013, 10:22 AM

A really good resource for all aspects of designing in wood is the Wood
Handbook published by the Forest Products Laboratory:
The good thing about the link is that you can go to the particular chapter
of interest or you can download the whole book.  If you go to Chapter 8
Fastenings you can just download the chapter.  You can also contact the
author of that chapter and ask him any specific questions.

The values depend on the direction of the load on the fastener, but the
distinction is between wood that is seasoned and unseasoned.  As previously
 pointed out, it would take a long period of time for moisture to penetrate
 significantly to change the designation to unseasoned, but it could

If it is of significant concern, contact the author at the Forest Products
Lab.  Those guys have helped me out on more than a few occassions.

Regards, Harold Sprague

> From: jovenengr(--nospam--at)

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