Timber Engineering Reference – Wood Properties / Construction Methods

Web sites and publications on properties of wood and wood products. Construction methods are also listed here.

The following are website for general engineering materials reference:

  • AZoM – On-Line materials information site, supplier and expert directory. (E)
  • MatWeb – Searchable materials database, with properties (E)
  • Glossary – Carpentry and Joinery Glossary from the UK (E)

Wood Properties

  • FPL Publications – A large list of FPL publications related to wood properties, processing and use. Madison, WI, USA (E)
  • Informationsdienst Holz – Home of the “Holzbau Handbuch”, a series of publications on wood construction in Germany. Germany (D)

Species, Products & Properties:

Span Tables:

Construction Methods

CAD Details:

The following are links to CAD-details for wood structures. These typically illustrate common construction methods.

  • AWC details – Residential, fire-rated floors and walls and common light-frame construction. USA (E)
  • CWC details and images – Similar topics, from the Canadian Wood Council. CAN (E)

Comments and Reactions