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  • Timber Cladding- Adds Value to Varied Building Structures

    February 15, 2017

    Timber cladding is becoming an extremely popular method among the architects and construction companies to use for the external façade of a building. The use of timber cladding adds to the uniqueness of the buildings and helps in enhancing the property’s market value. How is Cladding done? Cladding forms the external wall of the building […]

  • History of the United States timber and lumber industry

    February 2, 2017

    The lumber industries have a very rich history in the entire world. The United States of America lumber and timber supply industry is not without a history of its own. The history of timber supply in this country starts from the British timber speculative pre-colonial period, moving to the British colonization period and having constant […]

  • High Density Hardwoods for Outdoor Structures

    January 15, 2017

    During the mid 60’s and 70’s, most of the timber options available were quite scarce but today there are more options available to homeowners for their outdoor projects. Synthetic decking or some other artificial forms have been introduced for developing the patio furniture, fences etc; however, nothing can beat the beauty of natural options like […]

  • Facts to Remember while Working with Timber

    September 2, 2015

    Timber as we all know has plenty of good properties; it is attractive, easy to work and available in plenty. If cared for properly and finished in the right way it can be equally or even stronger than steel. However, at the same time Timber can be a perplexing building material if one is not […]

  • Which Wood Goes into the Making of your Furniture?

    August 12, 2015

    No one can deny the charm and exquisiteness of real wood furniture which has graced the rooms of many a home since ancient times. However, very few must be aware of the type of woods that go into the making of the furniture today. Categories of Wood fashioned into Furniture Hardwoods Softwoods Composites Hardwoods The […]

  • Pressure-treating Timber

    Wood is the most popularly used building material due to its several advantages of being lightweight, relatively inexpensive and easily workable with tools. However, several organisms such as insects, bacteria and fungi also find it tempting and eat into it reducing its life. These organisms find their way into the wood when it comes into […]

  • How Does Moisture Content and Drying of Wood affect its Use

    August 3, 2015

    The physical properties of timber are formed on the basis of its structural organization. Therefore there is a variation in the moisture content, density, anatomy, micro-structure and growth features of timber which is available in different areas. As such environment plays a very significant role in influencing the wood properties and among all, the two […]

  • Tips to Measure Your Timber’s Moisture Content Accurately

    Moisture content of timber is one of the most important criteria to be considered while determining its suitability for different applications. Moisture content refers to the ability of timber to absorb or de-absorb the moisture from the environment. Hence, every timber user measures the moisture content of his timber lot before putting it to several […]

  • Timber Industries facing Raw Material Shortage

    July 15, 2015

    Timber has been heavily harvested over the past many years so much so that the timber industries of today are facing acute shortage of their basic raw material. Though there are other factors too plaguing the timber industries like shortage of skilled manpower or equipment none is as severe as the raw material deficiency. Let […]

  • Importance of ‘Target Design Life’ Ratings for Timber

    Timber which is one of the most important natural resource is widely used in the construction of homes and dwellings in many countries of the world. However, there are several varieties of timber and each variety has a specific use in construction. Several ratings and other criteria are laid down by the Australian government to […]

  • Factors to Consider while Selecting Timber Flooring

    July 3, 2015

    Choosing timber flooring for the home has always been a popular option among homeowners due to its several advantages. Durability, easy maintenance and elegant appearance are just to name a few besides its anti-allergic features. However, there are a few factors that have to be kept in mind as you choose the best timber floor […]

  • Timber Frame Houses in the context of Global Warming

    June 23, 2015

    Timber is naturally occurring, renewable and organic building material. So it is not very surprising that timber frame houses are becoming so popular in the West. As compared to the conventional methods of building construction, building timber frame homes and log homes fulfil one of the most important duties of every citizen and that is […]