Greatest Hits 10: Wood Hardness

So I assume everyone is scrambling to check sku labels and make sure the computer systems are properly printing compliance statements on all their invoices and PO’s and so on, and no one wants to talk TSCA this week. So we’ll pull out a run of greatest hits and look at wood hardness. Let’s review Janka, Brinell and Monnin!

Scott Leavengood of Oregon State University does a deep dive into hardness. Review the first five blogs to learn about Janka and Brinell testing and how accurate these are (or aren’t)?

Getting Technical: Wood Hardness, Part 1: What is Janka?

Getting Technical: Wood Hardness, Part 2: Variations in Results

Getting Technical: Wood Hardness, Part 3: Comparing Species

Getting (Really!) Technical: Wood Hardness, Part 4: Janka vs Brinell

Getting Technical: Wood Hardness, Part 5: Resources

What about Monnin hardness? – Scott Leavengood teaches us about one other measure of hardness – Monnin.

Elizabeth Baldwin is Environmental Compliance Officer for Metropolitan Hardwood Floors. In her 25 plus year career in the wood industry has visited over 70 countries and hundreds of facilities of all sizes and types. She describes herself as a “jack of all wood trades.” Familiar with jungles of all sorts–having camped out along the Amazon and walked the halls of Congress–she blogs for the NWFA on both environmental and regulatory issues for educational and informational purposes only. Her blog is not intended and should not be construed as legal advice. Persons seeking legal advice on compliance with CARB, TSCA, the U.S. Lacey Act or any other law, regulation, or compliance requirement/claim should consult with the regulatory agency directly and/or a qualified legal professional.

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