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AS 4785.3-2002


Timber — Softwood — Sawn and milled products, Part 3: Timber for furniture components

Sets out the product requirements and grade descriptions for sawn and milled softwood timber for furniture components. Includes moisture content, tolerances, distortions, surface finish, finger-jointing and glue-laminating. The grades are not intended to indicate a ranking of quality. Grade descriptions are given for pinus species and for other softwoods. Cypress species are covered in AS 1810.
Published: 04/01/2002
Pages: 37
Table of contents
Cited references
Content history
Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope and general
1.1 Scope
1.2 Application
1.3 Referenced documents
1.4 Definitions
1.5 Grades
1.6 Product identification
2 Product requirements
2.1 Tolerances
2.2 Moisture content/drying quality
2.3 Sapwood and low durability heartwood
2.4 Preservative treatment
2.5 Measurement of distortions
2.5.1 Bow and spring
2.5.2 Twist
2.5.3 Cup
2.6 Timber surfaces
2.6.1 Types of timber surfaces
2.6.2 Machining imperfections and surface finish imperfections
2.7 Finger jointing
2.8 Glue laminated products
3 Grading requirements
3.1 Grading method
3.1.1 General
3.1.2 Basis
3.1.3 Grade limits
3.1.4 Variation in assessment
3.1.5 Grading check
3.2 Combinations of features
3.3 Measurement of features
3.3.1 Knots, knot holes and cone holes
3.3.2 Holes other than knot holes and cone holes
3.3.3 Slope of grain
3.3.4 Resin pockets, resin streaks, bark pockets and overgrowth of injury
3.3.5 Checks other than internal
3.3.6 Want and wane
Appendix A
A1 Scope and general
A1.1 Scope
A1.2 Timber species
A1.3 Slope of grain, all grades
A2 Furniture clear grade
A2.1 General
A2.2 Non-permitted features
A2.2.1 On any surface
A2.2.2 On any exposed surface
A2.3 Permissible features
A2.3.1 On any exposed surface
A2.3.2 On any concealed surface
A3 Furniture appearance grade
A3.1 General
A3.2 Non-permitted features
A3.2.1 On any surface
A3.2.2 On any exposed surface
A3.3 Permissible features
A3.3.1 On any exposed surface
A3.3.2 On any concealed surface
A4 Furniture select grade
A4.1 General
A4.2 Non-permitted features
A4.2.1 On any surface
A4.2.2 On any exposed surface
A4.3 Permissible features
A4.3.1 On any exposed surface
A4.3.2 On any concealed surface
A5 Furniture standard grade
A5.1 General
A5.2 Non-permitted features
A5.2.1 On any surface
A5.2.2 On any exposed surface
A5.3 Permissible features
A5.3.1 On any exposed surface
A5.3.2 On any concealed surface
A6 Furniture utility grade
A6.1 General
A6.2 Non-permitted features
A6.2.1 On any surface
A6.2.2 On any exposed surface
A6.3 Permissible features
A6.3.1 On any exposed surface
A6.3.2 On any concealed surface
Appendix B
B1 Scope and general
B1.1 Scope
B1.2 Timber species
B1.3 Slope of grain, all grades
B2 Furniture clear grade
B2.1 General
B2.2 Non-permitted features
B2.2.1 On any surface
B2.2.2 On any exposed surface
B2.3 Permissible features
B2.3.1 On any exposed surface
B2.3.2 On any concealed surface
B3 Furniture select grade
B3.1 General
B3.2 Non-permitted features
B3.2.1 On any surface
B3.2.2 On any exposed surface
B3.3 Permissible features
B3.3.1 On any exposed surface
B3.3.2 On any concealed surface
B4 Furniture standard grade
B4.1 General
B4.2 Non-permitted features
B4.2.1 On any surface
B4.2.2 On any exposed surface
B4.3 Permissible features
B4.3.1 On any exposed surface
B4.3.2 On any concealed surface
B5 Furniture utility grade
B5.1 General
B5.2 Non-permitted features
B5.2.1 On any surface
B5.2.2 On any exposed surface
B5.3 Permissible features
B5.3.1 On any exposed surface
B5.3.2 On any concealed surface
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
E1 Scope
E2 Finger joint configuration
E3 Finger jointing requirements
Appendix F
F1 Scope
F2 Laminating configuration
F3 Glue laminating requirements
Cited references in this standard
Timber — Glossary of terms in timber-related Standards
Finger jointed structural timber
Glued laminated structural timber, Part 1: Performance requirements and minimum production requirements
Timber — Nomenclature — Australian, New Zealand and imported species
Timber — Methods of test, Method 2.3: Slope of grain by splintering
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DR 97204
AS 4785.3-2002 Rec:2016
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