Buying Tips for Wood

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Wooden doors and windows give elegant look to home. That is why lot of people prefer it. But choosing right wood is not an easy task for a common man. Also due to environmental concerns wood have become very expensive now a days. Here are some easy tips which can help you in selection of right wood.

1)    The wood should be dry and should not contain moisture more than 20%.

2)    Freshly cut surface of wood should exhibit hard and shining appearance.

3)    Low colour indicates wood of low strength. Hence colour of the wood should be dark.

4)    Wood should be free from defects like knots, flaws, shakes etc.

5)    The wood should have straight fibres.

6)    The wood should be strong, tough, elastic durable, good to resist mechanical wear.

7)    It should be easily workable.

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