Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Street, Jason T.

Committee Member

Stokes, Carrlet E.

Committee Member

Kim, Yunsang

Date of Degree


Original embargo terms

Embargo 1 Year

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


Sustainable Bioproducts

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)


College of Forest Resources


Department of Sustainable Bioproducts


The purpose of this study is to test the mechanical, dimensional stability, and weathering durability of OSB (oriented strand board) panels that have been treated with varying natural wood preservatives that were chosen from an array of natural antimicrobial compounds. Wood is increasing in popularity for new construction projects but has been limited by its vulnerability to biological degradation. The addition of natural antimicrobial compounds will increase the use life of wood-based strand board allowing its use to expand with the growing construction demand but has little data on how natural antimicrobial compounds impact different properties of the OSB. The preliminary specimens produced will be tested for mechanical, dimensional stability, and weathering durability properties, and then larger specimens will be made to test the properties at a larger scale.

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