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TIMBER DENSITY

Density of timber is a measure of weight in kg per cubic metre. The figures provided are based on Air Dried Density where the sample has an average 12% moisture content (MC).

This MC is the average for Sydney, and ultimately all timber will gradually achieve this due to the average environmental humidity prevailing on the mid East coast of Australia. The MC will be lower in Southern states or desert regions, amd higher in tropical areas.

Density is closely related to hardness of the timber.

Generally more dense timbers will have better mechanical properties & will also usually be harder.

 

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