Materials are chosen based on many factors including their working properties, aesthetics, environmental impact, function, manufacturing processes available etc. It is important to choose a material fit for purpose.
What is chipboard?
A man-made sheet material made from fibres that are glued together
A man-made sheet material made from small chips of wood that are glued together
A man-made sheet material made from thin layers of wood that are glued together
How does kerfing aid the bending of timber?
It produces thin slots that allow the inside of a bend to compress
It allows for steam to enter the timber to make it flexible
It is the soaking of timber in water so it bends more easily
Why do man-made boards lessen the impact of deforestation?
MDF is easy to recycle, so it can be used over and over
Trees do not need to be chopped down at all because man-made boards are made from synthetic materials only
Fewer trees need to be chopped down because man-made boards are made from waste or recycled material
If 1 m of pine was cut to a tolerance of +/- 1 mm, what size range could you expect?
999 mm to 1,001 mm
998 mm to 1,002 mm
990 mm to 1,010 mm
Which of these timbers is a softwood?
What are the characteristics of ‘green’ timber?
It is freshly cut and contains high levels of moisture
It has been seasoned and dried out in the open air
It has been seasoned and dried out in a kiln
Why is beech a popular choice for children's toys?
It is made from small particles that are glued together
It is made from flat, wide boards
It is hard wearing and sustainable
In the context of timber, what is a moulding?
A decorative pattern that has been applied to the timber
A thin sheet of timber that can be glued to a board
A piece of timber with a planed square edge
What is a prototype?
A type of product that is made continuously throughout the day
A single product made as a one-off or a model
When several of the same product are made
What is a mitre square used for?
For marking 90 degree angles
For setting and marking out an angle of your choice
For marking 45 degree angles