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    ASTM D9 - 20

    Standard Terminology Relating to Wood and Wood-Based Products

    Active Standard ASTM D9 | Developed by Subcommittee: D07.91

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.10


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This terminology covers a repository of definitions essential for the business of Committee D07.

    1.2 The following criteria shall be followed by Subcommittee D07.91 in selecting terms and associated definitions for inclusion in this terminology.

    1.2.1 Terms and associated definitions shall be selected if they are in general use in the conduct of the standards over which D07 has jurisdiction.

    1.2.2 Terms and associated definitions in general industrial or technical use that are not unique to wood or wood-based products are not included.

    1.2.3 Terms and associated definitions that are unique to a single D07 standard and defined therein or generally understood or adequately defined in other readily available sources may not be included in this terminology.

    1.3 When a term is used in an ASTM document for which Committee D07 is responsible, it is included in this terminology only when judged an essential term by Subcommittee D07.91.

    1.4 A definition is a single sentence with additional information included in discussion notes.

    1.5 Terms and definitions shall be reviewed every 5 years; the year of last review is appended.

    1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C274 Terminology of Structural Sandwich Constructions

    D143 Test Methods for Small Clear Specimens of Timber

    D245 Practice for Establishing Structural Grades and Related Allowable Properties for Visually Graded Lumber

    D907 Terminology of Adhesives

    D1038 Terminology Relating to Veneer, Plywood, and Wood Structural Panels

    D1165 Nomenclature of Commercial Hardwoods and Softwoods

    D1554 Terminology Relating to Wood-Base Fiber and Particle Panel Materials

    D2016 Methods of Test for Moisture Content of Wood

    D2395 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Wood and Wood-Based Materials

    D2555 Practice for Establishing Clear Wood Strength Values

    F547 Terminology of Nails for Use with Wood and Wood-Base Materials

    U.S. Products Standards

    PS-20 American Softwood Lumber Standard


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 01.040.79 (Wood technology (Vocabularies)); 79.040 (Wood, sawlogs and sawn timber)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/D0009-20

    Citation Format

    ASTM D9-20, Standard Terminology Relating to Wood and Wood-Based Products, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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