Effect of 180 years of service on various physical and mechanical properties of salvaged Crimean juniper wood


BEKTAS i., ALMA M. H. , GOKER Y., As N. , ERDAS O.

FOREST PRODUCTS JOURNAL, vol.54, no.12, pp.217-219, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Title of Journal : FOREST PRODUCTS JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.217-219

Abstract

In this study, various physical and mechanical properties of Crimean juniper (Juniper excelsa L.) wood, salvaged from the roof of a demolished warehouse used for 180 years, were determined and compared with those of wood from freshly cut trees. The results indicate that while the physical properties of the salvaged juniper wood were significantly affected by the 180-year service life, the mechanical properties, with the exception of impact and shear strength, were only slightly affected.