Timber refers to wood used for construction works. In fact the word timber is derived from an old English word Timbrian which means to build. A tree that yields good wood for construction is called Standing Timber. After felling a tree, its branches are cut and its stem is roughly converted into pieces of suitable length, so that it can be transported to timber yard. This form of timber is known as rough timber. By sawing, rough timber is converted into various commercial sizes like planks, battens, posts, beams etc. Such form of timber is known as converted timber.

Timber was used as building material even by primitive man. Many ancient temples, palaces and bridges built with timber can be seen even today.
Classification of Timber
Properties of Timber
Seasoning of Timber
Defects in Timber
Preservation of Timber
Uses of Timber

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