improved wood

improved wood
: wood that has been strengthened by the filling in or closing of the voids in the cellular structure and by compression under heat

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  • Wood — /wood/, n. 1. Grant, 1892 1942, U.S. painter. 2. Leonard, 1860 1927, U.S. military doctor and political administrator. * * * I Hard, fibrous material formed by the accumulation of secondary xylem produced by the vascular cambium. It is the… …   Universalium

  • Wood drying — (also seasoning lumber or timber seasoning) refers to reducing the moisture content of wood prior to its use. For some purposes wood is not dried at all (it is used green ) [ wood] . Often the wood needs to be in …   Wikipedia

  • wood — [ wud ] noun *** 1. ) uncount the substance that forms the main part of a tree and is used for making things such as furniture: a piece of wood the polished dark wood of an antique table cut/chop wood: They stopped encouraging people to cut wood… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wood — wood1 woodless, adj. /wood/, n. 1. the hard, fibrous substance composing most of the stem and branches of a tree or shrub, and lying beneath the bark; the xylem. 2. the trunks or main stems of trees as suitable for architectural and other… …   Universalium

  • Wood preservation — All measures that are taken to ensure a long life of wood fall under the definition wood preservation (timber treatment). Apart from structural wood preservation measures, there are a number of different (chemical) preservatives and processes… …   Wikipedia

  • Wood River (Oregon) — Infobox River river name = Wood River caption = Kayaking on Wood River origin = Crater Lake watershed length mi = 18 mouth = Agency Lake mouth elevation ft = 4144 elevation ft = 4211 discharge cuft/s = watershed sqmi =220The Wood River is a short …   Wikipedia

  • Wood (golf) — A modern 460cc driver alongside an early 1980s persimmon driver. A wood (also called a driver) is a type of club used in the sport of golf. Woods are used to hit the ball farther (greater distances) than any other type of golf club. Woods are so… …   Wikipedia

  • Henry Joseph Wood — Sir Henry Joseph Wood, CH (3 March 1869 ndash; 19 August 1944) was an English conductor, forever associated with the Promenade Concerts which he conducted for half a century. Founded in 1895, they became known after his death as the “Henry Wood… …   Wikipedia

  • History of wood carving — From the remotest ages the decoration of wood has been a foremost art. The tendency of human nature has always been to ornament every article in use. The North American Indian carves his wooden fish hook or his pipe stem just as the Polynesian… …   Wikipedia

  • Stuart Wood — Stuart Taylor Wood, CMG (October 17, 1889 ndash; January 4, 1966) served as the ninth Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, from March 6, 1938 to April 30, 1951. Early Life and CareerBorn in Napanee, Ontario, Wood s father, Zachary… …   Wikipedia

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