Balsa Wood: Features and Uses
Sep16

Balsa Wood: Features and Uses

Balsa wood comes from Ochroma Lagopus. These trees are native to the rainforests of Central and South America. Here, these trees grow naturally from Guatemala in Central America to the northern and western coasts of South America till Bolivia. Ecuador on the western coast of South America is the No. 1 source of model aircraft grade balsa worldwide. This wood is ideally named as Balsa in Spanish means raft, referring to its excellence...

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Teak Wood: Characteristics and Uses
Aug11

Teak Wood: Characteristics and Uses

Teak (Tectona grandis) is a tropical hardwood species that belongs to the Lamiaceae family. Originally found in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and south East Asian plantations, it now also grows in Africa and the Caribbean. Characteristics of teak wood Appearance: It has small white fragrant flowers and thin leaves. It is also known as Burmese Teak and is known to grow about 30 m-40 m high. It sheds its leaves annually in the dry season...

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Best Wood For Guitar – Factors to Consider Before Buying a Guitar
Aug01

Best Wood For Guitar – Factors to Consider Before Buying a Guitar

When choosing a guitar, an important consideration is the type of wood that goes to make it. It doesn’t matter whether it’s an electric or acoustic guitar. The main features of a guitar are its body, (which is the major part); the neck and fingerboard. The sound emerges from the neck and the frets are situated in the fingerboard. So what is the best wood for a guitar? Well, the types of woods used to make up these parts of the guitar...

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Guide to Tree Identification by Bark
Jul16

Guide to Tree Identification by Bark

A bark of a tree is its natural protection from harsh elements and any kind of threat to it. Not only is it protective in nature to the tree, but it also performs certain functions, such as getting rid of the tree’s wastes by absorbing them in its dead cells and resins and holding them captive there. Also, the tree’s living tissue (phloem) carries nutrients through the length and breadth of the tree, whereas xylem (wood) is...

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What Is A Cord Of Wood?
Jul14

What Is A Cord Of Wood?

We are often asked what is the volume of wood we can buy for fireplace or what is a cord of wood. Well, a cord is the official measurement of firewood that’s aligned into parallel stacks and takes up a volume of 128 cubic feet or 4 feet (122 cm) high, 8 feet (244 cm) long, and 4 feet (122 cm) deep or any combination of measurements that total up to the prescribed volume. It is assumed that the word cord comes from using a string to...

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What is MDF? – An Overview
Jul12

What is MDF? – An Overview

What is MDF? An overview of its properties, types of MDF, advantages and disadvantages, and it’s applications.  When hardwood or softwood residue is broken down into wood fibres, Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) is made. This is a kind of wood product created artificially. It is formed in panels when high pressure and temperature are applied. It is far thicker than plywood. MDF comprises individual fibres and finds application in...

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