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Modeling the contraction of wood while drying can be used to create curved structures

An efficient form-giving mechanism for large-scale curved mass timber by using bilayered wood structures capable of self-shaping by moisture content changes.
​Mimicking the natural cellular architecture of wood. The printed version is at a larger scale for ease of handling and display, but the researchers are able to print at any scale. ​ ​Illustration: Yen Strandqvist/Chalmers University of Technology

Imitating wood’s ultrastructure with 3D printing for green products

The way by which wood develops is constrained by its genetic code, which gives it novel properties such as porosity, toughness, and torsional strength....
A sample of a new wood that could reduce cooling costs./ Image: University of Maryland

A new wood could drop a building’s temperature and reduce cooling costs

Cooling, or air conditioning, is more complicated than heating. According to the US Department of Energy, heating and cooling systems emit over a half...
Wood type has little effect on guitars' sound, study

Wood type has little effect on guitars’ sound, study

When it comes to acoustic guitars, however, the wood configuration arguably plays a more crucial role. The wood choices for the body, neck and...
In cascade use, wood is used much more efficiently with a quota of 46 percent than in simple use.

Cascade utilization of wood could lead to increased resource efficiency

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) found out a cascading utilization of wood by using data from a European research project. This...
New Wood Technology May Offer Hope For Struggling Timber

New Wood Technology May Offer Hope For Struggling Timber

John Redfield and his son from D.R. Johnson Lumber Co., one of two U.S. timber mills are making a new wood technology. This new product...