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TRADA Technology senior technical consultant John Kirkby explains why the moisture content of timber is a critical factor in any joinery project.

When you look around at all the beautiful examples of timber wall panels, windows, doors, flooring, staircases and furniture in buildings ancient and modern, it is easy to understand why craftsmen choose to work with wood, and why architects and designers have specified it for centuries. No other material can offer the range of colour, figure and grain that catches the imagination and makes timber so unique.

Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2011

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