12 Characteristics of A Good Timber13th July 2019
Characteristics of A Good Timber
For good construction, the quality of the timber should be good.
Following are the 12(twelve) quality or say the characteristics of a good timber:
1. Hard and Shiny
A good timber will be enough hard and shiny.
The colour of timber is an indicator of its strength. If the colour of timber is dark its indicates high strength, and light colour indicative of low strength.
There is a sweet smell in a good timber and bad smell indicates decayed timber.
There will be no defects in good timber, they should be free from any types of defects such as flaws, knots, shakes etc.
A good timber emits a clear ringing sound when struck each other, but dull heavy sound indicates decayed timber.
6. Water and Moisture absorption
A good timber should not absorb water and moisture from the atmosphere.
It should be enough tough so that it can resist the shocks due to the vibrations.
8. Fire Resistance
A good timber should be well resistant to fire, and it needs enough heat to cause a flame.
A good timber should be able to hold its original shape during seasoning.
A good timber will always be heavyweight and a lightweight timber is never good.
It should be suitable for all season.
A good timber means that it has good elastic properties by which it can return to its original shape when the load is removed from it.