Engineered Wood

Engineered wood is also called as composite wood, manmade wood or manufactured wood. These products are manufactured by binding strands, particles, fibre’s or veneers of wood together with a strong adhesive. These include plywood, hardboard, particle board, veneer sheet, oriented strand boards, Glulam, etc. These products are manufactured to make wood more easily to use for commercial purposes; be it construction, home appliances or even industrial purposes.

ADHESIVES USED FOR MAKING ENGINEERED WOOD

  • Urea-formaldehyde resins (UF): most common, cheapest, and not waterproof.
  • Phenol-formaldehyde resins (PF): yellow/brown, and commonly used for exterior exposure products.
  • Melamine-formaldehyde resin (MF): white, heat and water resistant, and often used in exposed surfaces in more costly designs.
  • Methylene diphenyldiisocyanate (MDI) or polyurethane (PU) resins: expensive, generally waterproof, and does not contain formaldehyde.
  Driftwood

Driftwood is a floating piece of wood that lands up on the sea shore. Such pieces of wood can come from many sources- broken branch of a tree or even a piece from a wrecked ship or boat. Driftwood can float for an extended period of time and is often bleached by sun. An accumulation of driftwood could be found during stormy weather or high winds.

Such wood pieces are normally infected with bacteria or colonized by various aquatic life including algae. Such woods are extremely light. Driftwood is normally used to create handicrafts and furniture. They are easy to carve and make it ideal for carving to make handicrafts. They are also used make furniture, canes and fences.

  • CHARECTERISTICS:Extremely fragile and non-durable
  • USAGE:Furniture, handicrafts, novelties, fences, etc.

 

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