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Re: Wood Difference

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Dam little.  Wood is a very general term for the "meat" of a tree, down to toothpicks or chopsticks.  Lumber is after it's been sawn into pieces and generally means pieces used for building (as opposed to eating or picking one's teeth).  Timber is a term generally used to describe larger pieces of lumber, but may vary and isn't very specific.



In a message dated 6/26/08 10:11:28 AM, jjtreff(--nospam--at) writes:
For most of you this might be a very basic question, but for someone coming from a country where only masonry and concrete exist, it's confusing.

Structurally speaking, what's the difference between wood, lumber and timber?

Thank you!

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