Woods for modelling

This covers areas that are in Graphics unit 2 for Woods for Modelling.

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Produced from broad-leaved trees that of enclosed seeds usch as;

  • Oak
  • Mahogany
  • Beech
  • Elm
  • Ash

They are part of the 'hardwood' beause of their close grain which provides highly decorative surface finishing. Because of their surfaces and their (100 years) long aging process, they are expensive and are mainly used for high-quality products. the exception may only be balsa wood; which is used for modelling because it is relatively inexpensive and easy to shape and sand.

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This wood is not suitable for exterior use.

This is Hardwood Teak

Hardwood floor panelling + finishing.

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These are cone bearing conifers and have needle like leeves such as;

  • Scots pine
  • Parana pine
  • White wood

Softwood's grow quicker than hardwoods, (30 years), and can easily be forsted / replanted, which makes them a cheaper material for modelling. They have a light-weight, and easier for modelling applications. The grain however is hard to shape, making a medium density fibre as more applicable (MDF).

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This wood could be used for exterior use.

The 'softwood' is durable against harsh weathering. (http://cdn.dornob.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/contemporary-all-wood-modern-home.jpg)

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