Thin Kerf Band Mills Mfg

Project Leader: Dr. Daniel Cassens (Professor emeritus)

Over the years, Professor Cassens has had a wide variety of technical training and experience growing timber, harvesting it, sawing it on the Wood Mizer, and either putting it to use or passing it on to others to use through teaching, extension workshops and publications. This handbook is a compilation of the knowledge he gained from his training and experience.

If you would like to purchase this book, you can find it on the Purdue Extension Education Store, Manufacturing and Marketing Eastern Hardwood Lumber Produced by Thin Kerf Band Mills.

Thin Kerf Band Mills book
Yellow Poplar Utilization

Yellow Poplar Utilization

Project Leader: Dr. Daniel Cassens (Professor emeritus)

  • Yellow Poplar is abundant, high grade, and an inexpensive resource.
  • Decay in new growth yellow poplar siding after six years.
  • Treatment of yellow poplar for exterior millwork applications would improve its property.
  • Research is underway to develop a treatment process to protect Yellow Poplar for exterior applications.

To learn more about Yellow-Poplar and other Hardwood Lumber, please read our Purdue Extension Publication: Hardwood Lumber and Veneer Series on Yellow-Poplar (PDF)