Wood - decorative and practical

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An overview of the considerations you should take into account when selecting and specifying a timber species for use in the UK. It includes colour photographs of a core selection of 50 timbers which are generally available or are commonly used in the UK, along with information on their suitability for typical uses. 

Contents
• Timber selection
• Nomenclature
• Availability
• Material properties
• Appearance
• Wood-based panels
• Engineered wood products
• Illustrations and tables

Suggested Reading

Modified wood productsnavigation-arrow

Defined as wood which has been treated with a chemical, biological or physical agent to enhance its performance, modified wood products (MWPs) are an area of almost constant change, with new techniques being developed all the time.

The seemingly unrelenting changes and improvements in MWPs make the need for...

21/10/2021 |  Wood Information Sheet  

Recovering and minimising waste woodnavigation-arrow

Wood and wood-based products are used in a wide range of applications, some with service lives of many decades before they enter the waste stream. However, it is only since the mid-1990s that an industry has emerged to recycle waste wood, where qualities such as a low moisture content compared...

13/05/2020 |  Wood Information Sheet  

List of Wood Information Sheetsnavigation-arrow

This document contains a fully comprehensive list of all the most up to date Wood Information Sheets (WIS) published by TRADA. Available to members for free or non-members for £12.00, these Wood Information Sheets provide technical guidance related to almost every timber topic under the sun.

 

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10/05/2021 |  Wood Information Sheet