[GRRN] More Deconstruction Info

Fri, 23 Apr 1999 13:31:20 EDT

Subj: Re: Fwd:Deconstruction Question -Reply
Date: 4/23/99 7:16:41 AM Pacific Daylight Time
From: SANDLER.KEN@epamail.epa.gov (KEN SANDLER)
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>>There has been some action on a recertification
program for reclaimed wood, to insure it is sound
enough that contractors can feel safe to use it in new
construction/renovation. I'm sure others on this
listserve know more than me about how this program
is developing.>>

Yup -- I do know that Bob Falk of the Forest Products
Lab has developed a proposal to establish grading
criteria, engineering property data and a proposed
system to develop grade stamps for reused lumber.
Grade stamps on virgin lumber verify their quality and
how they can be used, and the lack of any such
system for reused lumber presently limits its
marketability. I don't know the current status of the
proposal, but Falk can be reached at 608-231-9255 or

Ken Sandler, EPA