Conversion & seasoning

conversion & seasoning

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  • Created by: saraswati
  • Created on: 01-05-09 09:40

CONVERSION

Conversion - process of sawing logs into useable timber

SLAB SAWN

  • quicker
  • simpler process
  • less labour intensive
  • less waste
  • cheaper

RADIAL (QUARTER) SAWN

  • more aesthetically pleasing
  • more stable
  • less likely to move, wrap, bow or twist
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SEASONING

Seasoning - process of reducing excess water & moisture from the cell walls (apx <20%)

..so that the timber becomes:

  • less prone to rote & decay
  • less corrosive to metals
  • stronger & more dimensionally stable

1) KILN DRYED

  • quicker
  • reduces most moisture

2) AIR DRYED

  • slow
  • doesnt remove all moisture
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