Wood products used in the construction of apartment buildings in Pennsylvania a pilot study by William Henry Reid

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  • Apartment houses -- Pennsylvania.,
  • Building, Wooden -- Pennsylvania.,
  • Wood products -- Pennsylvania.

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StatementWilliam H. Reid, Maurice G. Wright, and Gordon D. Lewis.
SeriesForest Service research paper WO -- 14.
ContributionsWright, M. G., Lewis, Gordon D.
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Paginationiv, 12 p. :
Number of Pages12
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Open LibraryOL17703088M

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