Standard: ASTM D143 – Standard Test Methods for Small Clear Specimens of Timber

Certification Required: N/A

Scope: Per ASTM D143: "These test methods cover the determination of various strength and related properties of wood by testing small clear specimens."

Applicable Products: Wood specimens

Test Procedure: The following tests are defined within ASTM D143:

  • Static Bending
  • Compression Parallel to Grain
  • Impact Bending
  • Toughness
  • Compression Perpendicular to Grain
  • Hardness
  • Shear Parallel to Grain
  • Cleavage
  • Tension Parallel to Grain
  • Tension Perpendicular to Grain
  • Nail Withdrawal
  • Specific Gravity and Shrinkage in Volume
  • Radial and Tangential Shrinkage
  • Moisture Determination

End Result: This test results in the physical and mechanical properties of small wood specimens.

Special Notes: N/A

Intertek Testing Locations: York, PA


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