Timber and Wood Properties
This topic introduces you to things you need to know about timber and wood properties.
The topic contents explain:
- The types of wood - this covers the character of the material found in the stem of the tree and recovered to form the resources of timber products
- Wood’s structural and visual characteristics
- Properties that influence other applications - this affects how timber performs in different applications, properies include; density, hardness and fire resistance
Completing the learning resources in this topic can help you understand: the different types of wood used in products and how it can change between parts of the stem and between species; the way that wood’s character can influence the material’s strength and visual appeal; and key aspects of the material that influence its performance in building design and a range of other applications.
This course has one video module:
VIDEO: Getting Started Guide: Timber and Wood Properties
It can also provide pathways through to further education and training. Find out more about these pathways at WoodSolutions Campus Pathways.