Characteristics of Good Timber-Qualities of Good Timber

Timber is any wooden material used for construction purpose.Here iam describing about the characteristics of good timber or qualities of good timber.

Timber is an important material in the building construction.Timbers are used for making window,door, walls in non load bearing walls etc..So we have to check the qualities (mechanical properties and physical properties) of good timber before starting construction.

Qualities of Good Timber

Qualities of Good timber

1.The Colour of timber should be dark.

2.Uniform texture is an indication of one of the qualities of good timber.

3.Smell should be sweet is an indication of qualities of good timber.

4.The timber should be free from decay or defects in timber.

5.Heavy weight.

6.When two timbers struck,it produces a sonorous sound.

7.Narrow annual rings is example of good characteristics of good timber.When the rings are closer,the strength will be more.

8.When timber cuts,the cross section of timber should be shiny.

9.There should not be any woolliness at fresh cut surface.

These are important qualities of good timber.

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It is really informative post. These are the basic construction materials used on the site. Keep writing such articles..!!


thanks, i get good idea of this lecture


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