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Description: 

Besides the obvious challenges in this completely custom curved ceiling installation, is the special light fixtures and air diffusior cut outs. Amber Edge Grain veneer was chosen because of its strength, flexibility and ease of handling.

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Industry: 
Commercial
Location: 
Los Angeles, California
Materials: 
Amber Edge Grain Veneer
LEED Credits: 
Possible LEED Credits: IEQc4.4: Low Emitting Materials MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials MRc7: Certified Wood CA Section 01350: Passed Other: No added urea formaldehyde

Physical / Mechanical Properties - Edge Grain and Flat Grain Flooring

ASTM E84: Surface Burning

Class C

ASTM D1037 Dimensional Stability: 50% to 90%RH

  • Linear Expansion (AR to 20% RH):
    • Flat Grain (3-ply): Parallel -0.09% / Perpendicular -0.07%
    • Edge Grain (1-ply): Parallel -0.08% / Perpendicular -0.04%
  • Thickness Swell (50%RH to 80% RH):
    • Flat Grain (3-ply): 0.3%
    • Edge Grain (1-ply): 0.4%
  • Hardness (Janka Ball Test)
    • Edge Grain (1-ply): 916 lbf (avg)
  • Screw Hold (face / back / edge)
    • Flat Grain (3-ply): 1,009 lbs. / 681 lbs. / 516 lbs. (avg)
    • Edge Grain (1-ply): 261 lbs. / 233 lbs. / 575 lbs. (avg)

ASTM D3043: Static Bending

  • Density:
    • Flat Grain (3-ply): 40 lbs/ft3
    • Edge Grain (1-ply): 36 lbs/ft3
  • MOE / MOR (parallel):
    • Flat Grain (3-ply): 148,000 psi / 9,110 psi
    • Edge Grain (1-ply): 179,000 psi / 11,370

ASTM D3500: Tensile Strength

  • Load (parallel / perpendicular):
    • Flat Grain (3-ply): 892 lbs. (avg) / 1,536 lbs. (avg)
    • Edge Grain (1-ply): 1,700 lbs. (avg) / 642 lbs. (avg)
  • Strength (parallel / perpendicular):
    • Flat Grain (3-ply): 3,497 psi (avg) / 1,024 psi (avg)
    • Edge Grain (1-ply): 7,535 psi (avg) / 428 psi (avg)

ASTM D4442: Moisture Content:

  • Flat Grain (3-ply): 4% - 7% (avg)
  • Edge Grain (1-ply): 4% - 7% (avg)

ASTM D5116-06: Organic Emissions [CA Section 01350]

  • Flat and Edge Grain: Pass / Pass