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Coulson, Jim

Wood in Construction

How to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Wood in Construction - How to Avoid Costly Mistakes focuses on the basic principles and appropriate use of wood in construction and illustrates how to avoid or minimise problems, to ensure that wood performs as expected when used in a construction application. Based on the author's extensive experience of manufacturing processes and practical applications in the timber, construction, joinery, shop-fitting and furniture industries, Wood in Construction provides a guide to using wood in building in the real world. It describes the main causes of difficulty when using wood, and shows how to avoid or minimize problems, reducing the difficulties for the architect, engineer or specifier, builder and building owner.

March 2012
220 pages, Softcover.
Language of Publication: English

ISBN: 978-0-470-65777-5

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CHAPTER 1 Wood as a Material

CHAPTER 2 More on Timber: and Some Stuff about the UK Timber Trade

CHAPTER 3 Water in Wood: Moisture Content and the Drying of Timber

CHAPTER 4 Specifying Timber - for Indoor or Outdoor Uses

CHAPTER 5 The Quality of Timber: and Grading for Appearance

CHAPTER 6 Strength Grading and Strength Classes of Timber

CHAPTER 7 Wood Preservatives and Wood Finishes

CHAPTER 8 Principal Softwoods Used in the UK

CHAPTER 9 A Selection of Hardwoods Used in the UK

CHAPTER 10 Wood-based Sheet Materials


A Glossary of Wood and Timber Terms Used in the Timber and Construction Industries

Some Helpful Technical, Advisory and Trade Bodies Concerned with Timber

A Select Bibliography of useful Technical References about Wood
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