Wood timber has been used in construction for thousands of years since ancient times, and it has brought rapid development to the construction industry. Because of its load-bearing capacity and good thermal insulation performance, we can still see many all-wood buildings so far.
This proves that wood timber will always be a staple in the construction industry, but with any building material, it does have its advantages and disadvantages which we have taken a look at below.
Easily to work
Due to the lightness of wood timber, it is easy to cut and drill holes in the processing process and be processed into various shapes. Even hardwood materials are easy to process compared to other steel materials.Tenon bonding, nail bonding and cementing between woods, various metal connectors; it can also be bent and compressed after cooking.
Wood Timber is a natural material, non-toxic, antiseptic, harmless to the human body, and sustainable use of wood, regular mining will not cause harm to the natural environment.And wood is a good thermal and electrical insulation material.
Wood timber has a natural beautiful pattern, luster and color, which can play a special decorative effect.
1. Without proper air drying and anti-corrosion treatment, it is easy to deform, bend,and be eroded by termites
2. Dry shrinkage, swelling, anisotropy. When the moisture content of wood changes below the fiber saturation point, its size also changes. Due to the anisotropy, there are differences in the shrinkage and swelling of wood in all directions, which may lead to defects such as cracking and warping of the wood.
3.Wood timber is more expensive to maintain than other building materials.
So we already know the advantages and disadvantages of wood timber, how to turn disadvantages into advantages?
Choose wood timber with good vision. Whether it is a softwood or hardwood, choosing a wood timber with a high visual grade will reduce the risk of cracking and bending. Secondly, the preservative treatment of wood is also very important, apply wood oil, spray paint or directly buy preservative wood timber.