Do you know if the wood is one of the important components in the buildings construction? And do you know what types of wood that often used in build a building? Although essentially the role of wood in the building contruction can be subtituted with other materials or components from factory such as iron, steel or aluminum, but using the wood for this purpose is more dominant. Especially in the areas that have extensive forest area, using wood is very dominant if compared with the materials from factory. This was caused by the timber supply in areas like this are abundant and easy to get.
In fact, using wood as a component in build the building is better way, than using factory materials such as iron and steel. Why? because using wood is considered more environmentally friendly. It is based that wood is a natural resource that can be renewed by means of reforestation. Provided that the wood used is still within reasonable limits, not exploited massively and not illegally. This fact is clearly different if compared with iron or steel, both of which are natural resources that can not be renewed, so that the stock will eventually run out and the conditions like this will bring unfavorable impact for us and the environment.
So, what kinds of wood that often used in the building construction?
Basically, a lot of the types of wood that can be used as a supporting component in building construction. But there are several factors that still influence in determining certain types of wood that can be used for the building such as natural factors (geographical) and the type of the building will made. Below are the types of wood that is often used for build of a building:
- Coconut Wood: This wood is commonly used for making the pillar and framework of the buildings.
- Kapok wood or cottonwoods: This wood types are often used when the casting process of a building. In addition, The sengon wood also often used for this prosses.
- Bamboo: In the traditional or rural society, bamboo is most used as a framework of a semi-permanent building.
- Balsa wood: This wood is a mild wood type. Its use is suitable for areas that often happen earthquake. Because the using of balsa wood for this condition can minimize the damage caused by the earthquake.