Timber is a type of wood which has been processed into beams and planks. It is also known as “lumber” in US and Canada. Basically, timber or Lumber is a wood or firewood of growing trees. Any wood capable of yielding a minimum dimensional size can be termed as a timber or lumber. It is a stage in the process of wood production. Timbers are used for the structural purpose. Those woods which are adapted for building purposes are timbers. Finished timber is supplied in standard sizes for the industry. Timber is used for building houses and making furniture.
TYPES OF TIMBER AND LUMBER
Timber can be divided into two categories -hardwood and softwood. There are many types of timber under these two categories. They are-
- Green timber
- Sapele wood
- Wood ash
Few of the commonly used timbers are described below.
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