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Chapter 4 – Properties of Materials (Wood)

Definition of Materials and Wood

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Now that you have been well-equipped with safety techniques in the Basic Technology workshop, let us give attention to some of the materials you will be making use of at the workshop. In this chapter, you will learn about what wood is, the types of wood there are, the parts of a tree and the functions of the internal structure of wood.

Definition of Materials

Materials are substances from which other things can be made. Basically, they can be classified into two: metallic and non-metallic. Furthermore, the metallic ones can be subdivided into ferrous and non-ferrous metals, while the non-metallic ones can be divided into natural and synthetic materials. These materials include: wood, metal, glass and ceramics.

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