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Iowa State University

1995

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Variation In Lightness Of White Oak Dimension Stock, Douglas D. Stokke, Anton D. Pugel, John E. Phelps Oct 1995

Variation In Lightness Of White Oak Dimension Stock, Douglas D. Stokke, Anton D. Pugel, John E. Phelps

Douglas D. Stokke

The objectives of this research were to generate a set of sample parameters for the lightness of planed white oak dimension stock, to investigate the effect of grain angle on lightness values, and to determine the level of sampling needed to color match white oak dimension stock on the basis of lightness or darkness as quantified by the parameter L* (psychometric lightness). This information is important when used to determine the feasibility of low-cost portable instruments for evaluating color in an edge-glued hardwood panel production setting. Color measurements were obtained with a portable spectrophotometer interfaced with a notebook computer. The …