Timber Structure, Properties, Conversion and Use

  • Authors
  • H. E. Desch
  • J. M. Dinwoodie
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. H. E. Desch, J. M. Dinwoodie
      Pages 1-5
  3. Structure Of Wood

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. H. E. Desch, J. M. Dinwoodie
      Pages 9-14
    3. H. E. Desch, J. M. Dinwoodie
      Pages 15-36
    4. H. E. Desch, J. M. Dinwoodie
      Pages 37-43
    5. H. E. Desch, J. M. Dinwoodie
      Pages 44-55
    6. H. E. Desch, J. M. Dinwoodie
      Pages 56-65
  4. Properties Of Wood - Influence Of Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. H. E. Desch, J. M. Dinwoodie
      Pages 69-76
    3. H. E. Desch, J. M. Dinwoodie
      Pages 77-80
    4. H. E. Desch, J. M. Dinwoodie
      Pages 81-95
    5. H. E. Desch, J. M. Dinwoodie
      Pages 96-101
    6. H. E. Desch, J. M. Dinwoodie
      Pages 102-128
  5. Processing Of Timber - How to Cut It Up, Dry And Grade It

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. H. E. Desch, J. M. Dinwoodie
      Pages 131-143
    3. H. E. Desch, J. M. Dinwoodie
      Pages 144-158
    4. H. E. Desch, J. M. Dinwoodie
      Pages 159-163
    5. H. E. Desch, J. M. Dinwoodie
      Pages 164-177
  6. Utilisation Of Timber - How, Why And Where Is It Used?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179

About this book

Introduction

Since the sixth edition of this classic text/reference was published in 1981, there have been so many developments in the field that the new seventh edition represents an almost total rewrite of the subject matter. The opportunity has been taken to rearrange the structure and broaden the scope to cover areas of conversion, machining and the application of paints and finishes; the format has also been enlarged to improve readability. Part 1 contains chapters that deal with the structure of wood at the gross, cellular and molecular levels; variability is also covered. Part 2 has five chapters on the properties of wood, with special coverage of elastic behaviour, toughness and the use of structural-sized timber for strength tests. Part 3 on processing has material on several new areas not covered in earlier editions of the book; for example, log conversion, seasoning, and the machining of wood and board. The discussion of grading and grade stresses is fully updated. Part 4 on utilisation examines the latest techniques and standards for the manufacture of wood products. Part 5 examines all aspects of timber in service, including protection and preservation. The book will appeal to a wide readership, both as a student text and reference. Students of wood science and forestry at undergraduate and equivalent level will find it of special value. All institutions with courses in the built environment will wish to make the book available as a reference source.

Keywords

forest forestry wood

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-13427-4
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-60905-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-13427-4
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