What is timber?

  • (noun): A beam made of wood.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on timber:

Coconut Timber - Properties
... Coconut timber is classified according to three degrees of density High-density timber (dermal) – hard 600-900kg/m³ Medium-density timber (sub-dermal) – medium/har ...
Coconut Timber - Usage
... Coconut timber has many applications as both a structural and interior design material ... The harder, high-density timber is suitable for general structural purposes such as pillars, trusses, rafting, furniture, window and doorframes, floors, decking and floor joists ... Medium density coconut timber can be used for walls, ceiling joists and horizontal studs ...
Adventure Bay, Tasmania
... was the site of a whaling station, and during the 19th and 20th century it was used by the timber industry ... of the bay itself was the site of both extensive timber mills and a long jetty from where seagoing vessels could load timber ...
Timber Recycling - Recycling Timber
... Recycled timber most commonly comes from old buildings, bridges and wharfs, where it is carefully stripped out and put aside by demolishers ... The demolishers then sell the salvaged timber to merchants who then re-mill the timber by manually scanning it with a metal detector, which allows the timber to be de-nailed and sawn to size ... Once re-milled the timber is commonly sold to consumers in the form of timber flooring, beams and decking ...
Coconut Timber
... Coconut timber is a hardwood-substitute from coconut palm trees ... It is a new timber resource that comes from plantation crops and offers an alternative to rainforest timber ...

More definitions of "timber":

  • (noun): The wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material.
    Synonyms: lumber
  • (noun): (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound).
    Synonyms: timbre, quality, tone
  • (noun): A post made of wood.

Famous quotes containing the word timber:

    Typography is not only a technology but is in itself a natural resource or staple, like cotton or timber or radio; and, like any staple, it shapes not only private sense ratios but also patterns of communal interdependence.
    Marshall McLuhan (1911–1980)

    Here commences what was called, twenty years ago, the best timber land in the State. This very spot was described as “covered with the greatest abundance of pine,” but now this appeared to me, comparatively, an uncommon tree there,—and yet you did not see where any more could have stood, amid the dense growth of cedar, fir, etc.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The very timber and boards and shingles of which our houses are made grew but yesterday in a wilderness where the Indian still hunts and the moose runs wild.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)