Determination of Movement in Service of ten Ghanaian Lesser Used Timber Species

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 15:48

Wood is a hygroscopic material and its moisture content will always have a tendency to change until it is in equilibrium with the amount of water vapour in the surrounding atmosphere. It is important for users of wood to have a good understanding of the effects of moisture content on its properties. Movement is a dimensional change that occurs during the service life of seasoned wood due to
environmental changes. Movement of timbers with higher values results in the loosening of joints and in the development of unsightly gaps.

Responsible party
Forestry Research Institute of Ghana
Funding bodies
Ghana Government