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The pieces known as slabs are those which are left over after a log has been sawed up into boards. In cross section they are of the shape of a half moon, and are covered with bark. They are except for laths or fuel.
Fig. 14. Method of Slicing a Log.
Fig 15. Slicing Logs Gives Warper Lumber.
HOUSE AT TUXEDO PARK, N. Y.
Plans and Rear Elevation of this House are Shown on Page 42.