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  • 1. NAME: PARHAM FARHADPOOR QUESTION NUMBER: 15 INTAKE: MARCH 2014 SUBJECT: BUILDING MATERIALS LECTURER: MS. PUAN HASMANIRA
  • 2. sheesham: it is also known as Indian Rosewood or Dalbergia sisso and considering as fast-growing hardwood. These trees mostly found in mild India forest. They take 18 to 22 years to reach 100 feet height. As a hardwood, it can be used for everyday use furniture plus other applications like flooring, boats, musical instruments, cricket bats etc. It has beautiful natural grains similar to Teak wood and comes in red and yellowish colors but can apply other different colors during manufacturing. Teak: This wood is one of the strongest, most durable hardwoods in the world and has excellent resistance even teak wood is able to survive through decades without a loss. Teak wood can be found in South and South East Asia which can grow around 150 feet. This wood is used for ship building, railways, furniture, cabinet making and various other commercial purposes because of its special characteristics. Teak wood colors are palw white (young) and yellowish brown (old). Deodar: Can be found mostly in India, Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan and can reach height of up to 250 feet and 14 feet girth. The uses of deodar are house construction, support beams, floorboards, doors and door frames, window frames and furniture. Deodar is in great demand as building material which is because of its durability, rot-resistant character and fine, close grain, which is capable of taking a high polish. Bamboo: Bamboo is a grass but one of the strongest natural building materials. They can grow up to 30 meters height located all around the world. Bamboo has over 1200 different species it is one of the basic raw materials for traditional uses. Bamboo is used for handicrafts, furniture, utensils and houses, and it is also widely used in modern wood and paper industries. Sal: Sal trees are mostly located in Assam, Nepal, Bengal and on the bank of the Yamuna river. They can grow up to 30 meters their color is whitish (young) and become dark brown by getting old. As one of the strong materials, Sal wood is used for door and window frame, wooden beam, batten, piles and tool handle, however it is not suitable for shutters and furniture. Plywood: Plywood is made out of thin wood layers glued together supplied in a range of sizes and thicknesses which make it very strong and it also resists cracking, bending, warping, and shrinkage, depending upon its thickness. These kind of
  • 3. woods have many uses in construction and they are mostly used for walls, floors, ceiling, roofs, facades, frames, formwork and shuttering.
  • 4. References: What is sheesham wood?. (n.d.). WikiAnswers. Retrieved May 22, 2014, from http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_sheesham_wood?#slide=1 About Teak Wood; What's so Great About Teak? - Different Species of Teak Wood?. (n.d.). Forest of Peace. Retrieved May 22, 2014, from http://forestofpeace.info/wood- as-a-material/what-is-a-teak-tree/ Gish, W. (2011, January 13). Uses for Deodar Cedar Lumber. eHow. Retrieved May 22, 2014, from http://www.ehow.com/info_7792655_uses-deodar-cedar-lumber.html What's so special about bamboo?. (n.d.). What's so special about bamboo?. Retrieved May 23, 2014, from http://www.bamboonetwork.org/about-bamboo.html Sal Tree. (n.d.). , Biological name of the , Plantations in India : Eco India. Retrieved May 23, 2014, from http://www.ecoindia.com/flora/trees/sal-tree.html What is plywood?. (n.d.). - Building Products & Surface Materials. Retrieved May 23, 2014, from http://www.gunnersens.com.au/articles/what-is-plywood.html