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BRE (Building Research Establishment) is an independent, research-based consultancy, testing and training organisation, operating in the built environment and associated industries. A guide to the use of urban timber (FB 50) was written by Geoff Cooper and published by BRE on 31 July 2012.
|...a pattern, distinctive features or markings which relieve the surface uniformity of a piece of wood. The term is most often used to describe a feature which enhances the attractiveness of a piece of wood. Figure can be produced by a variety of different mechanisms.|
Examples of types of figure include:
- Cat's paw figure.
- Crotch figure or curl figure.
- Fiddle-back figure or ripple figure.
- Tiger-stripe figure.
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- 11 things you didn't know about wood.
- A guide to the use of urban timber (FB 50).
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- BRE articles on Designing Buildings Wiki.
- Building Research Establishment.
- Cat's paw figure.
- Crotch figure.
- European Union Timber Regulation.
- Physical Properties of Wood.
- The differences between hardwood and softwood.
- Timber preservation.
- Timber vs wood.
- Types of timber.
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