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Timber (7th Edition)

Structure, Properties, Conversion and Use

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Red Globe Press

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18 June 1996

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Since the sixth edition of this classic text/reference was published in 1981, there have been so many developments in the field that the new seventh edition represents an almost total rewrite of the subject matter. The...

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Since the sixth edition of this classic text/reference was published in 1981, there have been so many developments in the field that the new seventh edition represents an almost total rewrite of the subject matter. The opportunity has been taken to rearrange the structure and broaden the scope to cover areas of conversion, machining and the application of paints and finishes; the format has also been enlarged to improve readability. Part 1 contains chapters that deal with the structure of wood at the gross, cellular and molecular levels; variability is also covered. Part 2 has five chapters on the properties of wood, with special coverage of elastic behaviour, toughness and the use of structural-sized timber for strength tests. Part 3 on processing has material on several new areas not covered in earlier editions of the book; for example, log conversion, seasoning, and the machining of wood and board. The discussion of grading and grade stresses is fully updated. Part 4 on utilisation examines the latest techniques and standards for the manufacture of wood products. Part 5 examines all aspects of timber in service, including protection and preservation. The book will appeal to a wide readership, both as a student text and reference. Students of wood science and forestry at undergraduate and equivalent level will find it of special value. All institutions with courses in the built environment will wish to make the book available as a reference source.

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Preface to Seventh Edition
Introduction
PART 1: STRUCTURE OF WOOD Gross Structure
Cellular Structure
Molecular Structure
Variability in Structure
Identification of Timber
PART 2: PROPERTIES OF WOOD: INFLUENCE OF STRUCTURE Appearance of Wood
Density of Wood
Moisture in Wood
Other Physical Properties of Wood
Strength, Elasticity and Toughness of Wood
PART 3: PROCESSING OF TIMBER Log Conversion
Seasoning of Wood
Machining of Wood and Board Materials
Timber Grading and Grade Stresses
PART 4: UTILISATION OF TIMBER Utilisation of Timber
Manufactured Wood Products and Their Application
PART 5: TIMBER IN SERVICE Degradation of Timber
Decay and Sap-stain
Fungi Worm in Timber
Eradication of Fungal and Insect Attack
Preservation of Timber
Wood Finishes
Select Bibliography
Appendix 1: List of Botanical Equivalents of Common or Trade Names used in the Text
Appendix 2: Table of Conversion Factors
Appendix 3: Trade Organisations in UK with Responsibility for Certain Products
Index.
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