Materials & Sources

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Materials & Sources
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2009-11-09 21:25:58
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  1. Wood Veneer [vs. solid wood]
    Veneer- thin cut wood laminated on top particle board.
  2. Engineered wood
    includes wood particles made with grain of wood - processed wood will last 15 yrs.
  3. Wood Finish
    Lasts 10-20 yrs.
  4. Solid wood floor
    Deciduous. Last 100+ yrs
  5. Hardwood
    • Deciduous trees
    • Domestic- Maple, Oak
    • Tropical- Teak, Mahogany
  6. Soft Wood
    • Coniferous trees
    • Pine, Spruce
  7. FSC
    • Forest Stewardship Council
    • Sustainably grown trees, not just harvested
  8. Log Cuts
    Plain- most common, cathedral

    Quarter- Straight grain, reflects light differently

    Rift- Very straight, hardly different throughout
  9. Wood
    Absorbs humidity
  10. Cork
    • Oak tree bark, doesn't ruin tree
    • imported from Mediterranean
  11. Bamboo
    Grass
  12. Particle Board
    Bonded with heat and adhesive
  13. Plywood
    • layer of wood veneers, sandwiched together in odd # @ 90 angles
    • use for furniture

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