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Unit 3: Performance characteristics of woods

7552 Product Design

 
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Areas Covered

This unit consists of three topics, each more substantial than a single lesson and intended to be covered over the course of a week.

  • Topic 1: Stock forms and types of woods
  • Topic 2: Performance characteristics
  • Topic 3: Testing and finishing of woods
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  • End of unit assessment

There are worksheets, homework tasks, and an assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

Summary

This unit delivers informative and clear information on a wide range of natural and manufactured woods. It will enable students to differentiate between available stock forms and to understand why different woods are chosen for different tasks. Also covered are the common characteristics and faults found in a broad selection of woods. Finally, students look at ways to protect timber against common issues and how to enhance the natural benefits woods have to offer.

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Inside the Unit...

  • Download Free Sample 8.1mb

    Areas Covered

    This unit consists of three topics, each more substantial than a single lesson and intended to be covered over the course of a week.

    • Topic 1: Stock forms and types of woods
    • Topic 2: Performance characteristics
    • Topic 3: Testing and finishing of woods
    • Download sample lesson above
    • End of unit assessment

    There are worksheets, homework tasks, and an assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

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