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Flashcards in Wood Deck (13):
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What are the 3 types of wood

Hardwood, Softwood, Manufactured Boards

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Where does Hardwood come from

Deciduous trees

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Where does Softwood come from

Coniferous trees

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How are Manufactured Boards made

Man-made

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What is Timber

It is a natural and renewable source

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How long does it take for Hardwoods to grow

80 years

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Why is it improtant to replant Timber

It is important because it can keep resources for future generations and habitats for wildlife

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What do Softwoods have in common

They have needle like leaves, do not loose their leaves in the winter, they have cones, they take about 30 years to grow and are ideal for general construction work.

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What are the properties of Softwoods

Fairly strong, easily workable, relatively hard and tough but not as hard as Hardwood. Can be knotty, good for DIY, relatively cheap, good to paint.

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What do Hardwoods have in common

They have flat leaves, they loose their leaves during winter, they have flowers which are used for Pollination. They are useful for construction work, It is also very strong because the grain is tight.

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What are the properties of Hardwoods

Used for workshop tools, childrens building blocks and quality hard wearing furniture

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What is Balsa

It is a very soft Hardwood, which is used for model making

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What is Veneer

Veneer refers to thin slices of Hardwood, usually thinner then 3mm that are glued onto pieces of wood