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Definition of the wood

Wood is a forest products from natural resources, is the raw material that is
easily processed for goods made in accordance with technological advancement.
Wood has several properties at once, which can not be imitated by other ingredients.
Definition of wood here is something material, obtained from the harvesting of trees
in the forest, which is part of the tree, after deduction which parts are more widely
used for something the intended use. Well shaped carpentry, wood industry and
firewood.

Wood is part of the trunk or branches and twigs of plants that hardens
because lignified. Wood is a material that can absorb the surrounding water
(hygroscopic), and can expand and shrink appropriate water content. Therefore, the
water content of the wood is one of the requirements the quality of sawn wood
products. If intended accept the burden, wood is different strength of steel and
concrete materials associated with the load direction and the influence of the
chemical. Because of the structure of wood fiber has a different strength values while
receiving load. Wood has more power when receiving a force parallel to the wood
fibers and weak when receiving a load perpendicular to the wood fibers.

Part of the wood

A. Skin E. Heart
B. Cambium F. Circle years
C. Sapwood
D. Wooden porch
The merit of using wood as a building material
1. Wood easily made in manufacturing, can be made or shaped as desired, for
instance for engraving, design sills, etc. In addition, the timber is also easily
nailed, screwed and glued together
2. The quality of the wood can be seen visually, eg only when defects occur
timber can be seen by naked eye.
3. Wood is more resistant to pressure and bending.
4. Wood has a specific gravity that is light enough so that it can float and its
resonance properties.
5. Wood has specific properties that can not be imitated by other materials made
by human hands
6. Wood has a fairly long durability
The demerit of using wood as a building materials
1. Not fireproof, so the wood is flammable, especially if in dry conditions.
2. Wood can not be used as a whole so that the remaining use only wood
becomes waste.
3. For certain occupations (large or wide), wood can not be shut down entirely
because of the limited diameter of the timber. Usually to address this need to
be connected or larger timber.
4. Easily perforated ,because the woods are eaten by termites
5. Wood contains water and a big influence on the shape of the timber. The
wood is not yet dry, usually still shrinkage or changes shape, therefore, the
wood must be dried before use.
6. Wood is hygroscopic, sensitive to humidity