The Portia tree (Thespesia populnea; Family Malvaceae) is a small tree or arborescent shrub 5-10 (-20) m high that is pantropical in littoral environments, although probably native only to the Old World. In Hawai‘i and elsewhere in the Pacific it is possibly indigenous, although may have been spread by early Polynesians for its useful wood and fiber. Common names vary according to the country and include (in addition to Portia tree), "Indian Tulip Tree", "Pacific Rosewood", "Suriya" ( Sinhala), "Bebaru"/"Baru Baru" (Malay), "Milo" (in Hawai‘i), "Miro" (Pitcairn Island), "Poovarasu" (Tamil) and "Seaside Mahoe" (Florida). ...more on Wikipedia about "Portia tree"
Pressed wood is any engineered wood building and furniture contruction material made from wood veneers, particles, or fibers bonded together with an adhesive under heat and pressure. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pressed wood"
Pterocarpus is a pantropical genus of some twenty species. A surprising proportion of these yield attractive and valuable timber. The timber of most species is traded as padauk (with an adjective). Other, non-padauk, woods include: ...more on Wikipedia about "Pterocarpus"
Quilt or quilted maple is a type of maple in which the grain pattern of the wood has an abnormality that produces a quilted look, often a water-like pattern. Prized for its physical appearance, it is used frequently in the manufacturing of musical instruments. ...more on Wikipedia about "Quilt maple"
R. Bruce Hoadley is a professor of ...more on Wikipedia about "R. Bruce Hoadley"
Ramin (Gonystylus) is a genus of about 30 species of hardwood trees native to southeast Asia, in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, the Philippines, and Papua New Guinea, with the highest species diversity on Borneo. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ramin"
Rattan (from the Malay rotan), is the name for the roughly six hundred species of palms in the tribe Calameae, native to tropical regions of Africa, Asia and Australasia. Most rattans are distinct from other palms in having slender stems 2-5 cm diameter with long internodes between the leaves; their consequent growth habit also differs, not being trees but vine-like, scrambling through and over other vegetation. They are also superficially similar to bamboo, but distinct in that the stems are solid, rather than hollow, and also in their need for some sort of support; while bamboo can grow on its own, rattan cannot. Some genera (e.g. Metroxylon, Pigafetta, Raphia) are however more like typical palms, with stouter, erect trunks. Many rattans are also spiny, the spines acting as hooks to aid climbing over other plants, and also to deter herbivores. ...more on Wikipedia about "Rattan"
The famous red sandalwood (sometimes "red sanders wood") is yielded by Pterocarpus santalinus. ...more on Wikipedia about "Red sandalwood"
Roseburg Forest Products is one of the largest privately wood products company in the US. Centered in Roseburg, Oregon, Kenneth Ford founded the company in 1937. It was originally named Roseburg Lumber and operated mills throughout central Oregon. In the early 1980's it was renamed to Roseburg Forest Products. It continues to be held by the Ford Family. ...more on Wikipedia about "Roseburg Forest Products"
Rosewood refers to a number of richly hued timbers, brownish with darker veining. All rosewoods are strong and heavy, taking an excellent polish, being suitable for flooring, furniture and turnery. In general, supplies are poor through overexploitation. Some species become canopy trees (to 30 m high), and big pieces can occasionally be found in the trade. ...more on Wikipedia about "Rosewood"
Sabicu wood or sabicu is the wood of Lysiloma latisiliquum, a smallish leguminous tree. The wood has a rich mahogany color; it is fairly heavy (sg 0.8), hard and durable, and therefore valued in shipbuilding. Sabicu, on account of its durability, was selected for the stairs of the Great Exhibition of London in 1851, and, notwithstanding the enormous traffic which passed over them, the wood at the end was found to be little affected by wear. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sabicu wood"
Sandalwood is the wood of trees of the genus Santalum, and found in India, Hawaii, and many south Pacific islands. It is most commonly used for incense, aromatherapy, and perfume, rather than building. However, temples have been built with sandalwood in India and retain the aroma after centuries. It is said to have been used for embalming the corpses of native princes in Ceylon since the 9th century. Jewlery boxes, fans, and ornate carvings continue to be made in many parts of Asia using sandalwood. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sandalwood"
Sapele, Sapelli or Aboudikro (Entandrophragma cylindricum) is a large tree, up to 45 m high (rarely 60 m), native to tropical Africa. The leaves are deciduous in the dry season, alternately arranged, pinnate, with 5-9 pairs of leaflets, each leaflet about 10 cm long. The flowers are produced in loose inflorescences when the tree is leafless, each flower about 5 mm diameter, with five yellowish petals. The fruit is a pendulous capsule about 10 cm long and 4 cm broad; when mature it splits into five sections to release the 15-20 seeds. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sapele"
Schinopsis balansae is a hardwood tree which forms forests in the subtropical Gran Chaco ecoregion of north-eastern Argentina and Paraguay. Some of its common names are quebracho colorado chaqueño and quebracho santafesino. Other species, like Schinopsis lorentzii, bear the general name quebracho and have similar properties and uses. S. balansae shares its habitat with a species of the same genus, S. heterophylla, and the two are often confused. ...more on Wikipedia about "Schinopsis balansae"
Secondary xylem is formed by a vascular cambium. The two main groups in which secondary xylem can be found are: ...more on Wikipedia about "Secondary xylem"
Shittah-tree is Hebrew for acacia. Acacia albida, Acacia tortilis and Acacia iraqensis can be found in the Sinai desert and the Jordan valley. ...more on Wikipedia about "Shittah-tree"
Shorea is a genus of 360 species of mainly rainforest trees in the family Dipterocarpaceae. They are native to southeast Asia, from Northern India to Malesia, Indonesia and the Philippines. ...more on Wikipedia about "Shorea"
Softwood is the wood from conifers. In addition "softwood" is an adjective applied to the trees that produce such wood: softwood trees include pine, spruce, cedar, fir, larch, douglas-fir, hemlock, cypress, redwood and yew. ...more on Wikipedia about "Softwood"
Tallowwood (Eucalyptus microcorys) is a common species in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia that grows in coastal forests. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tallowwood"
Taxus baccata is a conifer native to western, central and southern Europe, northwest Africa, northern Iran and southwest Asia. Originally and still widely known in English as just Yew, the later discovery of other very similar related species has led to qualification as European Yew, Common Yew or English Yew where detail of which species of Taxus is required. The word yew is from Proto-Germanic *iwa-, possibly originally a Gaulish loanword, compare Irish eo (iodhadh, also an Ogham letter), Welsh ywen, French if (from Gaulish ivos). ...more on Wikipedia about "Taxus baccata"
(Timber) :For the musical term timbre, see timbre. ...more on Wikipedia about "Timber"
Timber floating may refer to one of the following. ...more on Wikipedia about "Timber floating"
Timber rafting is arguably the second cheapest method of transportation of timber, next after log driving. Both methods may be referred to as timber floating. ...more on Wikipedia about "Timber rafting"
A timber slide is a device for moving timber past rapids and waterfalls. Their use in Canada was widespread in the 18th and 19th century timber trade. In this time cut timber would be floated down rivers in large timber rafts from logging camps to ports such as Montreal and Saint John, New Brunswick. Rapids and waterfalls would, however, damage the wood and could potentially cause log jams. Thus at these locations timber slides were constructed. These were thin water filled chutes that would run parallel to the river. They would usually only be wide enough for a single log and one at a time the logs would be directed down it. The idea is attributed to Ruggles Wright who introduced the first one not far from what is today Ottawa. Later the slides could often be up to a kilometre in length. They were most commonly found on the Ottawa River system. ...more on Wikipedia about "Timber slide"
Timber treatment in forestry describes the intensive treatment of timber with chemical agents to increase its durability and ability to be used in an otherwise inappropriate situation like inground use. Timber or lumber may be treated with a preservative that protects it from being destroyed by insects, fungus or exposure to moisture. ...more on Wikipedia about "Timber treatment" There's a bit of www.shortopedia.com in all of us.
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