The Amazing Material of Wood
Have you ever thought about the importance of trees and the wood as raw material that it becomes after it is cut? This versatile material is crucial to life on earth.
- Oct. 2019
Suppose you want to invent the perfect material. What would it be? What attributes are desirable? How would you achieve it?
Some desirable traits:
- light weight
- water proof
- rust resistant
- low cost to produce
- long lasting
- easy to shape
- easy to assemble
- beautiful to look at
- Temperature resistant
Some Manmade Materials..
What Nature Has Provided
One material that we have used since the beginning of time is wood. This item has been used as a source of energy, to light a fire, to cook with, to provide heat, and used to build shelter. It is versatile, and it is abundant and it is cheap. It contains many of the desirable attribute listed above.
More importantly, it is a joy to work with. Wood furniture and sculptures are a work of art. There is a vast variety of wood, hard, soft and in between. They come in different shades of color.
Suppose we would try and invent the perfect material. What would that be? And how would we produce it cheaply and in vast quantity?
Could we come up with a better replacement for wood?
It takes years to grow a tree to adult size and produce the wood that we could use for construction. Is there a way to speed up this process?
How could we make it any cheaper? and faster?
The fact is, we can’t and we don’t know how. Nature has provided us with the perfect solution.
Trees are a miracle from God. They provide us humans with all the necessities of life. It is trees and plants that creates the oxygen that we need to breath. In turn, we exhale Carbon dioxide which is needed for photosynthesis. What a beautiful symbiotic relationship.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2019 Jack Lee