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Publications Featuring Specialty Applications

Engineered wood products are used in a vast array of specialized applications. This section currently features publications related to boats, bridges, do-it-yourself projects, railroad construction and upholstered furniture construction. Simply scroll down the page, or limit your search by using the keyword function.

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FRP Plywood

Fiberglass-reinforced-plastic plywood applications, advantages, fabrication and specifications. Available only as a downloadable PDF file. Updated June 2007. (Form G215 - 2 pages)

6/28/2007 Free FRP Plywood (PDF Download)
154 K

Overlaid Plywood for Signs

Describes how to specify MDO and HDO plywood for sign fabrication and provides design details including fastener selection , wind loads, and bracing. Issued December 1997. (Form X240 - 12 pages)

12/31/1997 $2.00 Overlaid Plywood for Signs (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Overlaid Plywood for Signs (PDF Download)
1.3 MB

Performance Panels Overview

Engineered wood Performance Panel presentation covering production attributes and non-construction and industrial uses. More information available at performancepanels.com. Updated April 7, 2013

4/7/2013 Free Performance Panels Overview (PDF Download)
6.2 MB

Product Guide: Structural Insulated Panels

This brochure covers SIP advantages, applications, design and construction considerations, assembly and related topics. Numerous connection details also are included. Issued December 2007. (Form H650 - 20 pages)

12/4/2007 $2.00 Product Guide: Structural Insulated Panels (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Product Guide: Structural Insulated Panels (PDF Download)
1.2 MB

Spanish: Presentación de paneles de desempeño (Performance Panels Overview)

Un resumen sobre la producción, las características y usos industriales de paneles de madera diseñados. (Spanish version of Performance Panels Overview). Revised April 7, 2013

4/7/2013 Free Spanish: Presentación de paneles de desempeño (Performance Panels Overview) (PDF Download)
5.8 MB

Guide to 2009 IRC Wood Wall Bracing Provisions

Explains how to use the IRC to provide the bracing necessary for a residential structure to resist the lateral loads that can result from wind and seismic events. The illustrated guide, the result of a publishing agreement between the International Code Council and APA, is 255 pages in length and features more than 200 figures, tables and photos.

The guide is available for purchase for $41.00 ($33.00 for ICC members) from the ICC store. Visit www.iccsafe.org for more information. (ICC Product 7102S09 - 255 pages)

11/5/2009

Korean: Upholstered Furniture Frames

Describes the product attributes and design options that make wood structural panels a cost effective and efficient choice for upholstered furniture frames. Issued September 2003. Only available as a downloadable PDF. (Form EX C625KO - 11 pages)

9/30/2003 Free Korean: Upholstered Furniture Frames (PDF Download)
4.3 MB

Chinese: Upholostered Furniture Frames

Describes the product attributes and design options that make wood structural panels a cost effective and efficient choice for upholstered furniture frames. Issued September 2003 (Form EX C620CH - 11 pages)

9/30/2003 Free Chinese: Upholostered Furniture Frames (PDF Download)
1.4 MB

Spanish: Upholostered Furniture Frames

Describes the product attributes and design options that make wood structural panels a cost effective and efficient choice for upholstered furniture frames. Issued September 2003 (Form EX C630LA - 11 pages)

9/30/2003 Free Spanish: Upholostered Furniture Frames (PDF Download)
4.3 MB

Transport Equipment

Panel grades and design criteria for truck, trailer, and intermodal container bodies and linings. Also includes information on recreational vehicles and buses. Revised December 1997. (Form G210 - 36 pages)

12/31/1997 $3.00 Transport Equipment (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Transport Equipment (PDF Download)
1.2 MB

Hurricane Shutter Designs

Collection of five designs. Includes recommendations for a variety of window and door openings in masonry and wood-frame buildings. See Form T460 for considerations for Florida. Updated September 2013. Available only as a downloadable pdf. (Form T450 - 23 pages)

9/16/2013 Free Hurricane Shutter Designs (PDF Download)
7.3 MB

Design Concepts: Glulam in Railroad Construction

Discussion of glulam characteristics that make it an ideal product for railroad bridge components. Issued January 1999. (Form EWS Y255 - 6 pages)

1/5/1999 $1.00 Design Concepts: Glulam in Railroad Construction (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Design Concepts: Glulam in Railroad Construction (PDF Download)
227 K

Data File: Retrofitting a Roof for High Wind Uplift

Illustrates the effects of high winds on a roof, and provides solutions for increasing resistance to wind damage. Revised August 2007 (Form A410 - 8 pages)

8/29/2007 $1.00 Data File: Retrofitting a Roof for High Wind Uplift (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Data File: Retrofitting a Roof for High Wind Uplift (PDF Download)
332 K

Upholstered Furniture Frames

Describes the product attributes and design options that make wood structural panels a cost-effective and efficient choice for upholstered furniture frames. Issued December 2001. (Form B625 - 12 pages)

12/31/2001 $2.00 Upholstered Furniture Frames (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Upholstered Furniture Frames (PDF Download)
1.6 MB

Case Study: Lane Upholstery Group

Describes how engineered wood is used extensively in the manufacture of upholstered furniture. Issued January 1997. (Form W150 - 2 pages)

1/31/1997 $0.50 Case Study: Lane Upholstery Group (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Case Study: Lane Upholstery Group (PDF Download)
124 K

Case Study: Bassett Furniture

Plywood furniture frames reduce labor costs and increase product performance for this renown upholstered furniture manufacturer. Issued November 1997. (Form X150 - 2 pages)

11/20/1997 $0.50 Case Study: Bassett Furniture (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Case Study: Bassett Furniture (PDF Download)
100 K

Case Study: Rowe Furniture

Switching to plywood allowed this upholstered furniture manufacturer to increase material yield, reduce cost, and decrease customer call-backs. Issued November 1997. (Form X155 - 2 pages)

11/30/1997 $0.50 Case Study: Rowe Furniture (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Case Study: Rowe Furniture (PDF Download)
91 K

Case Study: Lee Industries

This North Carolina furniture manufacturer has converted 65 percent of its frame production to engineered wood, gaining frame strength and faster assembly times. Issued December 2003 (Form D110 - 2 pages)

12/31/2003 $0.50 Case Study: Lee Industries (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Case Study: Lee Industries (PDF Download)
92 K

Case Study: Environmental Nature Center

Highlights a wood-framed, mixed-use building inspiring sustainable design. The features of the building are used as educational tools showcasing the benefits of environmentally-conscious design. The ENC hopes the building will inspire and teach visitors to implement sustainable design features in their own homes and businesses. Issued December 2009. (Form K115 - 2 pages)

12/31/2009 $0.50 Case Study: Environmental Nature Center (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Case Study: Environmental Nature Center (PDF Download)
647 K

Midwest Tornadoes

Structural Performance of Wood-Frame Buildings in the Tornadoes of Southwest Missouri
Findings of APA assessment team that surveyed damage caused by tornadoes that struck Southwest Missouri in May, 2003. Updated February 2005. (Form SPE-1118 - 16 pages)

2/2/2005 $5.00 Midwest Tornadoes (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Midwest Tornadoes (PDF Download)
2.6 MB

2008 Structural Panel & Engineered Wood Yearbook

This annual report chronicles historical market segment demand and production for softwood plywood, oriented strand board, glulam timber, wood I-joists, and laminated veneer lumber. Released April 2008. View the Table of Contents. NOTE: Available as a pdf file only. Will be sent via e-mail by the next business day. (No charge to member mills.) (Form MK0-E174 - 52 pages)

4/11/2008 $200.00 2008 Structural Panel & Engineered Wood Yearbook (Purchase Paper Copy)

2009 Structural Panel & Engineered Wood Yearbook

This annual report chronicles historical market segment demand and production for softwood plywood, oriented strand board, glulam timber, wood I-joists, and laminated veneer lumber. Released May 2009. View the Table of Contents. NOTE: Available as a pdf file only. Will be sent via e-mail by the next business day. (No charge to member mills.) (Form MK0-E175 - 80 pages)

5/31/2009 $250.00 2009 Structural Panel & Engineered Wood Yearbook (Purchase Paper Copy)

Research Report: Plywood Overlaid with Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastic, Basic Panel Properties

Research Report 119, Part 1. Design data on basic strength properties of plywood and plywood composites, results of tests on typical wall panels, and impact testing. Revised May 1997 (Form W240 - 76 pages)

5/31/1997 $5.00 Research Report: Plywood Overlaid with Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastic, Basic Panel Properties (Purchase Paper Copy)

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