Newsletter: Polyurethane Finish Alert



by Larry Swan, USDA Forest Service, Winema National Forest
from the Western Juniper Newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 1, Summer 1997.

A painter recently reported a problem with a polyurethane product used to finish western junipervstair tread in a custom-built, multi-million dollar home in Walla Walla, WA. The juniper wasvkiln-dried (MC<14%), resawn, book-matched, and predominantly heartwood.