Wood Properties

Steve Branam at the Close Grain blog just made a fantastic post that covers all the basics and quite a bit more of the Properties of Wood
It covers the following wood topics quite effectively:

  • Wood Toxicity and Allergen Safety
  • Hardwood and Softwood
  • Moisture Content and Movement
  • Sapwood and Heartwood
  • Grain
  • Flatsawn and Quartersawn Lumber
  • Lumber Defects
  • Lumber Specification