Materials

  • Created by: Ollie710
  • Created on: 19-11-16 10:58

Materials

Timber

  • There are two types of timber, hardwood and softwood, this does not mean that softwoods aren't hard and hardwood aren't soft.
  • Softwood: softwoods come from coniferus trees that are evergreen, needle leaved, cone-berring trees, such as cedar, fur and pine.
  • Hardwood: hardwoods come from broad-leaved, deciduous trees. 

properties and uses of hardwood

Ash  

  • light,
  • open grained, tough and flexible
  •  used for sports equipment, tool handels

Beech

  •  white, 
  • tough, closed grained, strong
  • warps easily
  • used for furniture

Oak

  •  light brown
  •  strong, hard, tough, opened grain
  • corrodes steel screws
  • used for 

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