Timbers and Woods


This chapter presents the definitions and properties of timbers and woods including hardwoods and softwoods.


Shear Strength Specific Gravity Specific Heat Capacity Crushing Strength Volume Shrinkage 
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Further Reading

  1. Desch, H.E. (1996) Timber: Structure, Properties, Conversion, and Use, 7th ed Food Products Press, New York.Google Scholar
  2. Hamad, W. (2002) Cellulosic Materials: Fibers, Networks, and Composites Kluwer Academic, Boston, MA.Google Scholar
  3. Lavers, G.M. (1983) The Strength Properties of Timber, 3rd ed HMSO, Department of the Environment, Building Research Establishment, London.Google Scholar
  4. Newlin, J.A.; Wilson, T.R.C. (1919) The Relation of the Shrinkage and Strength Properties Of Wood To Its Specific Gravity Washington, Government Printing Office (GPO), Washinton DC.Google Scholar
  5. Record, S.J. (1934) Identification of the Timbers of Temperate North America, Including Anatomy and Certain Physical Properties of Wood John Wiley, New York.Google Scholar
  6. Rijsdijk, J.F.; Laming, P.B. (1994) Physical and Related Properties of 145 Timbers: Information for Practice Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht.Google Scholar
  7. Siau, J.F. (1995) Wood: Influence of Moisture on Physical Properties Department of Wood Science and Forest Products, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA.Google Scholar
  8. U.S. Department of Agriculture (1999) Wood Handbook: Wood as an Engineering Material USDA Forest Products Society, Madison, WI.Google Scholar
  9. Williamson, T.G. (ed.) (2002) APA Engineered Wood Handbook McGraw-Hill, New York.Google Scholar

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