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Wood Preservation

Barry A. Richardson



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05 September 2019
Environmental factors; Timber & wood processing; Conservation of buildings & building materials
The new edition of this comprehensive study of national and international research and application into wood preservation is both well detailed and broad in coverage. The text covers the history of preservation: the anatomy of timbers and their breakdown, preservation principles, materials and methods.
By:   Barry A. Richardson
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 189mm, 
Weight:   440g
ISBN:   9780367402303
ISBN 10:   0367402300
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   05 September 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Preface. Preservation technology. Introduction. Preservation principles. Wood structure. Wood degradation. Biodegradation. Moisture content fluctuations. Fire. Preservation systems. Preservation mechanisms. Application techniques. Evaluating preservative systems. Preservation chemicals. Preservative types. Tar oils. Inorganic compounds. Organic compounds. Organometal compounds. Water repellents, stabilizers and decorative systems. Fire retardants. Stain control. Remedial treatments. Practical preservation. General principles. Uses of preserved wood. Health and the environment. Further reading. Appendices. Index.

Richardson, B A

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