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Seasoned Wood to Unseasoned wood

Updated on October 28, 2012

sawn wood - wood drying

Sawn wood either be softwood or hardwood , it has to be choosen for long life.Before we go for sawn Lumber, or furnitures or wood flooring or carved door,guitar like musical instruments or any type of wood items, What needs to be checked?Let us learn about some biology.

wood, timber whichever way we call, It has basic property. Because , the tree grows by intaking water and minerals from earth, doing photosynthesis using sunlight , it has the energy in various forms.

Still, it has the water in the cells. This has to be removed , before you work with wood. The sucessful removal of water from wood is required before you make any type of wood items.Most of energys like hot air consumed in this process.So, the seasoned wood are expensive comparing ordaniry, unseasoned wood.

This type of seasoned or moisture removed wood, will give good finish and smoothness to your furnitures and joineries even other musical instruments.Even it is easy for working with seasoned or moisture removed timber or wood with machines and planners.Not only that, it can take the opaque paint, clear varnish and wax finish as well as other types of finish in a wonderful way.So, When we go for any type of wood items , it is recommended to check the finish to know about the wood used is moisture removed or seasoned.

To be frank, when you choose to buy a wooden item , do not go by low price, which will not give long life. Even there is a chance for insect attack , if the wood is not properly seasoned.Better choice for buying the wood items is to choose the branded one as well as check with seller if it is from seasoned wood or not.This will give you the value for the amount you spend to buy the product.

For firewood also nowadays people are going for seasoned wood . This is will help you for less smoke and less ash content, and value for firewood. It is not necessary firewood should have the same moisture content , like for other wood items.

Earlier days , the carpenter used to cut the green wood and put in the well or similar water areas. After a certain period they remove that and make furnitures. That was one type of seasoning the wood , by removing wood saps.

Now with the modern technology, we have all type of facilities like hot air kiln to season timber.Instead of buying the wood items for the sake of buying, let us try to know the technology and utilise the same for longlife of wood items.


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    • sarovai profile image

      sarovai 6 years ago

      Thank u Mark Bronze for the comments.It is true wood is a unbeatable raw material for ever.

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      As you say, seasoned wood may be more expensive, but it is worth the price in the long run.