Uses of Different Timber in Construction

A variety of timber is used for the varied purpose in construction from door and windows to load-bearing structures like beam and foundation. Some of the uses of a variety of timber are tabulated in this article.




SL.NO
USES
VARIETY OF TIMBER
1
Doors and Window Frames
Iron wood, rosewood, teak, jack
2
Doors and window panels
Jack, banyan, mango, teak
3
Furniture
Ben teak, mango, jack
4
Formwork
Mango, tamarind, coconut tree, bamboo
5
Packing work
Mango, Rubberwood
6
Structural work
Aini, Irul, Teak and Jack
7
Paving work
Aini, Irul
8
Beams, rafters and posts
Palms, teak, coconut tree
9
Railway sleepers
Hopea, iron wood, irul, laurel
10
Boat building
Teak, ben teak, hopea, laurel, aini
11
House construction
Ben teak, hopea,bijasal, aini, ironwood, jack
12
Bridges
Kathal, teak
13
Thatched roofs
Banyan, Palms
14
Piles
Hopea, Iron wood, kathal
15
Well Curbs
Tamarind, teak

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