Categorization of 300 timber, bamboo and cane grown in Bangladesh based on their families, origins, growths, physical and mechanical properties

IRG/WP 09-10684

A K Lahiry

In this study the 300 timber, bamboo and cane plants grown in Bangladesh have been classified into various categories based on their taxonomic families, origin of species, rate of growth, color of wood, texture of wood, shrinkage of wood, equilibrium moisture content (EMC) of wood, flammability of wood, cutting and sawing properties of timber, finishing and polishing qualities of wood, machining properties of wood, nail holding capacities of wood, density of wood, natural durability of wood, seasoning properties of wood, treatability of wood and mechanical strength of wood. The information tabulated in an intact table along with local and scientific names are very useful to foresters, conservers, planters, users, researchers, industrialists, manufacturers of wood, bamboo and cane products, preservers, designers, architects, technologists, etc., for appropriate application of timber plants ensuring their considerable comparative production, conservation and protection.

Keywords: classification, wood, bamboo, cane, families, origin, growth, texture, shrinkage, EMC, flammability, cutting, sawing, finishing, machining, nailing, density, durability, seasoning, treatability, mechanical strength

Conference: 09-05-24/28 Beijing, China

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