Wood is an organic material made from
plants that has a complex structure.
It is anisotropic in nature. This means that it responds differently
in different directions to the same stimulus. For example, when
wood swells in response to higher relative humidity, it swells
a different amount across the grain than with the grain. This
is significant because this difference in response leads to cracking,
splitting, and warping.
Wood is used in many ways and with a variety of methods. Some
objects that include wood elements are buildings, furniture,
toys, tools, paper, and vehicles.
Wood objects include:
- clock cases
Caring for Frames
Caring for Furniture