An approach to testing the preventive effectiveness of preservative treatments for wooden joinery

IRG/WP 2156

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

Conference: 81-05-11/15 Sarajevo, Yugoslavia


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