SMA - Test Sample Donation Registration
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Thank you for registering your pledge to contribute samples!
  
We need to test in total a minimum of 70 samples per specie per region, equivalent to 350 samples of each specie or a total of 1750 samples. We will strive to have more samples from the Appalachian region due to the higher volume of timber produced in this area.

We cannot accept more than 10 samples of each specie per company in order to get a true representation of the material used across our industry.  This maximum sample contribution therefore is only about 100 board feet in total or 20 board feet of each specie.

To assure diversity of the samples...


PLEASE, DO NOT SELECT OR CUT SAMPLES UNTIL YOUR DONATION HAS BEEN CONFIRMED AND YOU HAVE RECEIVED SAMPLING AND SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS.


By answering the following questions you will be able to identify the species and number of samples you will pledge and provide the contact information necessary to confirm and coordinate your donation.

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Please consider the specifications below when identifying your contribution of samples for testing.

Sample Dimensions -  
     Thickness - 4/4 rough or 5/4 min 1"  if surfaced
     Width -  5" to 6" (rough or ripped)
     Length - 36" to 40" long (rough length), Kiln Dried  
 
Grade for Hardwoods - clear 2 sides, free of wind shake, honeycomb and other drying defects.
 
Grade for Southern Yellow Pine - "D" grade  
 
Regions - Northeast, Upper Mid-West, Appalachian, Mid-South, Southeast 
 
Species - Red Oak, White Oak, Hard Maple, Poplar, Southern Yellow Pine
 
**NO TWO TEST SAMPLES MAYBE TAKEN FROM THE SAME BOARD. 
 
Required 1.
Please enter the information indicated below for the person in your company that will coordinate the sample collection.  Please provide a direct phone number for the contact listed.  

First Name:
Last Name:
Company Name:
Work Phone:
Email Address:
emailaddress@xyz.com
Address 1:
Address 2:
City:
State/Province
(US/Canada):
Postal Code:

Required 2.

Please choose all the Species you will send samples of.  Next you will be able to select the number of samples you will send.  

 

   

Red Oak
White Oak
Hard Maple
Poplar
Southern Yellow Pine
Required 3.

Please Choose the number of samples you will provide of each specie you selected above.  

 

No two samples can be cut from the same board.   

Each sample piece must be:  Kiln dried, 5/4 or 4/4 thick rough or minimum thickness of 1inch if surfaced, 5 - 6 inches wide rough or ripped, 36 - 40 inches long  

 

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Please answer the following questions as possible.
 
4.

Please indicate the predominant region of your Red Oak source.   



Northeast
Upper Mid West
Appalachian
Mid South
Southeast
5.

Please indicate the predominant region of your White Oak source.



Northeast
Upper Mid West
Appalachian
Mid South
Southeast
6.

Please indicate the predominant region of your Hard Maple source.


Northeast
Upper Mid West
Appalachian
Mid South
Southeast
7.

Please indicate the predominant region of your Poplar source.

 


Northeast
Upper Mid West
Appalachian
Mid South
Southeast
8.

Please indicate the predominant region of your Southern Yellow Pine source.

 


Mid South - TX, MS, LA, AR
Southeast- AL GA FL SC NC and SouthernVA
Thank you again for your willing contribution to our industry! 
 
You will receive a confirmation as soon as possible.  It is our hope to have the majority of the samples shipped to the testing facility as soon as possible

Please click the button below to register your donation.