Materials - Wood

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Name the materials used in DT Resistant Materials
Woods, metals, plastics, ceramics and composites
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What are the 2 types of timber?
Hardwood and softwood
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Where do softwoods come from?
Softwoods come from coniferous trees which are evergreen such as cedar, for and pine.
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Where do hardwoods come from?
Broad-leaved deciduous trees such as ash, beech, birch, cherry, elm, oak.
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What is open grain?
A wood with visible large pores.
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What are the properties of Ash?
Light creamy-brown colour, open grain, tough, flexible. Used for sports equipment, wooden ladders, tool handles
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What are the properties of Beech
White to pinkish-brown in colour, close trained, hard & strong. Used to make furniture, toys & tool handles
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What are the properties of Elm?
Light to medium brown in colour, interlocking grain, touch and durable. Used for indoor and outdoor furniture.
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What are the properties of Mahogany?
Pink to reddish-brown colour, fairly strong, durable and some interlocking grain. Used for good quality furniture.
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What are the properties of Oak?
Light brown colour, strong, hard, tough, open grained and corrodes steel screws and fittings. Used for interior woodwork and furniture.
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Card 2

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What are the 2 types of timber?

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Hardwood and softwood

Card 3

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Where do softwoods come from?

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Card 4

Front

Where do hardwoods come from?

Back

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Card 5

Front

What is open grain?

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