Woods

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Mind Map on Woods, created by Buchan on 02/02/2014.
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Woods
1 Natural
1.1 Hardwood
1.1.1 Oak
1.1.1.1 Functions
1.1.1.1.1 high quality furniture
1.1.1.1.2 garden benches
1.1.1.1.3 boat buildings
1.1.1.1.4 veneers
1.1.1.2 Aesthetics
1.1.1.2.1 varies in wood colour making it versatile
1.1.1.2.2 can be finished in many different ways
1.1.1.2.3 has a natural grain
1.1.1.3 finishes well- comes in variety ways making it flexible for buyers
1.1.1.4 heavy which makes it hard to transport
1.1.1.5 contains acid which corrodes steel ruining other objects
1.1.2 Mahogany/Beech
1.1.2.1 Functions
1.1.2.1.1 indoor furniture
1.1.2.1.2 interior woodwork
1.1.2.1.3 window frames
1.1.2.2 Aesthetics
1.1.2.2.1 varies in appearance as it can be stained easily
1.1.2.2.2 aesthetically pleasing
1.1.2.3 easy to work with
1.1.2.4 durable- can withstand lots of conditions
1.1.2.5 finishes well
1.1.2.6 prone to warping so could ruin furniture
1.1.3 Ash
1.1.3.1 Functions
1.1.3.1.1 cricket bats
1.1.3.1.2 ladders
1.1.3.1.3 laminated furniture
1.1.3.1.4 tool handles
1.1.3.2 Aesthetics
1.1.3.2.1 pale/ cream/ light brown in colour
1.1.3.2.2 can be finished well
1.1.3.3 tough- can withstand lot of pressure
1.1.3.4 flexible- can be bent easily
1.1.3.5 works and finishes well so easy to use and can come in variety of ways
1.2 softwood
1.2.1 Pine
1.2.1.1 Functions
1.2.1.1.1 constructional woodwork (joists)
1.2.1.1.2 floorboards
1.2.1.1.3 children's toys
1.2.1.2 Aesthetics
1.2.1.2.1 has a lot of knots
1.2.1.2.2 light brown/cream in colour
1.2.1.3 easy to work with
1.2.1.4 knotty and prone to warping> could ruin product
2 Manufactured boards
2.1 Plywood
2.1.1 Functions
2.1.1.1 boat building
2.1.1.2 drawer bottoms
2.1.1.3 shuttering
2.1.2 Aesthetics
2.1.2.1 odd numbers of veneers
2.1.2.2 more veneers = stronger
2.1.2.3 2 outside layers go in same directions
2.1.3 good tensile strength so last long
2.1.4 prone to splitting
2.1.5 some finishes look good but some have knots in them
2.2 Chipboard
2.2.1 Functions
2.2.1.1 large floorboards
2.2.1.2 loft decking
2.2.1.3 kitchen worktops
2.2.1.4 flatpack furniture
2.2.2 Aesthetics
2.2.2.1 made from waste products
2.2.2.2 no grain pattern
2.2.2.3 not as strong as ply
2.2.3 not resistant to water> swell/break
2.2.3.1 absorbs moisture> ruin product
2.2.4 strong and last longing
2.3 MDF
2.3.1 functions
2.3.1.1 drawer bottoms
2.3.1.2 heat and sound insulation
2.3.1.3 kitchen units
2.3.1.4 flatpack furniture
2.3.2 aethetics
2.3.2.1 has excellent surface finish
2.3.2.2 can be veneered or painted
2.3.3 dense
2.3.4 no knots gives smooth look
2.3.5 can be veneered or painted
2.3.6 can cause irratation
2.4 hardboard
2.4.1 functions
2.4.1.1 drawer bottoms
2.4.1.2 cabinet backs
2.4.1.3 internal door cladding
2.4.2 Aesthetics
2.4.2.1 made from compressed fibres that smoked in a resin
2.4.2.2 one side smooth one side textured
2.4.3 available for specific purposes
2.4.4 oil tempered boards last longer>hard and stiff
2.4.5 absorbs moisture quickly> swell and break so no external uses
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