An approach to testing the preventive effectiveness of preservative treatments for wooden joinery
J K Carey, A F Bravery, J G Savory
The ecological sequence established in field trial samples exposed out of ground contact has shown the need for outdoor exposure in testing potential joinery preservative pretreatments. A system of exposure of L-joint units is proposed. Data obtained by examining samples destructively show promise as the basis for predicting service life after relatively short exposure periods (within 2 years).
Keywords: TESTING; EXTERNAL JOINERY; L-JOINTS; COLONIZATION SEQUENCE; DESTRUCTIVE SAMPLING; PREDICTION OF SERVICE LIFE; DECAY