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Wood's Strength
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Introduction

We have all heard people remark how strong wood is. That's a very true statement -- wood is very strong!

"Wood is very strong," that's a very broad statement. What exactly do we mean by strength?

Strength can be measured in so many different ways!

* How much can you compress the wood?
* What about pulling on the wood?
* What about everyday exposure to the elements?
* How about sudden impacts?

Being clear about how you measure strength in wood is very important because wood has to be strong in lots of different ways.

For example...

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