Carcassing timber, often referred to as the first set wood, may be visible and sometimes not, but it is still an integral part of any building structure.
Dimensional accuracy, proper classification and preservation are important considerations when selecting the ideal wood for the project. Each asset has several variables that can have a significant impact on the value of wood. Sometimes its value suffices to justify the harvest, sometimes not. From the point of view of size, type and environmental concerns, at Theo’s Timber, we think they are things to consider. Let’s inspect each one.
The Size of tree or timber
The diameter and the length of the trees vary. We relate these changes to species and age. Diameter at Breast Height is a standard measure of trunk width. Depending on the end use of the wood the sawmill may require a minimum diameter of 8 inches, which is the minimum size required to cut most types of construction panels. The sawmill must therefore have a minimum width of 4 inches.
If you are looking for a tree with many branches, you may not have enough value to carcassing timber. We can use the wood up for paper pulp, which is usually the least important end use. Big trees are better.
Species of the tree
Forest species have a significant impact on the value of the carcasssed wood. If the tree is different, the wood is different. If the wood is different, the end use will be different the market value varies depending on the application. For simplicity, the simplest way is to divide the tree type into two basic categories: hardwood and softwood/conifer.
In most cases, hardwoods are harder than conifers. This may not always be the case, but it is. As a result, hardwoods are more durable than conifers. It applies to certain applications where conifer is not suitable. Hardwood has many important uses. We use this wood in the manufacture of fuels, tools, furniture, barrels, musical instruments and many more.
They account for about 80% of the world’s timber production. Most conifers have needles or no broad leaves. Conifers grow much faster than hardwood. People commonly use them for structures, floors, woodwork, beams, strips, pulp, etc. they include;
Eucalyptus, pine, Himalayan cedar, cypress, spruce and kauri.
Environmental Concerns on Carcassing Timber
For those who raise concerns about the impact of harvesting on the environment, please note that cutting trees can also affect the environment. However, it is important to note that over the last century, the timber harvesting strategy has become more environmentally friendly. In areas where we still need continuous forests, the current harvesting method is to leave many small trees and let them grow on shorter time.