Colour Characterisation of Wood

  • Etele CsanádyEmail author
  • Endre Magoss
  • László Tolvaj


The colour and gloss of wood is very important aesthetical property and it has a fundamental influence on the commercial value of timbers. Nevertheless, the use of colour measurements and evaluations in practice is unsatisfactory also today. In this Chapter a new colour estimation method has been introduced with many practical applications and representation techniques. Based on detailed experiments, the most important relations of the gloss of wood surfaces are presented with practical applications. Some examples of the new multi-angle colour measurement are also given.


Wood Species Wood Surface Black Locust Reflection Curve Medium Dense Fibreboard 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Wood EngineeringWest Hungarian UniversitySopronHungary
  2. 2.Department of Physics and ElectrotechnicsWest Hungarian UniversitySopronHungary

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