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Last edited 12 Jan 2018
Types of timber
This article presents a list of types of timber used in the construction industry, with links to articles providing further information.
- Cross-laminated timber.
- Engineered bamboo.
- Green timber.
- Laminated veneer lumber LVL.
- Oriented strand board.
- Padauk wood.
- Sapele wood.
- Wood ash.
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