Wood identification class offered at Piketon

Posted on February 6, 2012

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Eric McConnell, Ohio State University – Forest Products Specialist is offering an evening course on the basics of wood identification at the OSU South Centers in Piketon.  Here is some more information on this class:

What’s that wood?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

6 – 8:30 pm

Ohio State University South Centers

Endeavor Center

1864 Shyville Road

Piketon, Ohio 45661

Registration: $10

Deadline to register February 17th

Is a hardwood really “harder” than a softwood? What does it mean for a hardwood to be diffuse porous, ring porous, or semi-ring porous? Thinking about remodeling and deciding between several woods? This class will help you answer those questions and learn the basics of wood identification.

We will explore the skills you need to identify various wood structural characteristics, including rays, tyloses, resin canals, and more. The historical benefits of these woods as well as their current uses will be discussed.

A brochure can be found at: http://go.osu.edu/WhatsThatWood

Or visit http://ohiowood.osu.edu or http://woodlandstewards.osu.edu

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