The aim of this Materials Library is to identify what sustainable materials are local and/or available to use! You may be looking for a particular material but would prefer to use surplus instead of new stock, or perhaps you have a project and are seeking inspiration and insight into other working practices or alternative products. Generally the information provided in this library has been provided through the experience and knowledge of it various users.
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|Description||Wood is cut in thin slices, either across the width of the log or from around the circumference, to produce patterened sheets of veneer. The unique colour and figuring of each piece are determined by the species, method of production and growthrings. Both softwoods and hardwoods are eligible; figured grain caused by branches and disease is the most sought after.|
|Properties||"Unique visual qualities. Anisotropic like solid timber. Mechanical properties depend on species and production."|