Wood is still the excellent material to build a house. This material is so familiar with the culture of building a house in Indonesia. In addition, many people are captivated by the beauty of the wood.
All parts of the house, in principle, can be constructed using wood. Horses, roofs, frames, door-windows, furniture, as well as floors, walls and ceiling, no problem using wooden materials. Even in the days of the former Dutch, several large buildings in Indonesia there is a use of wood as a material foundation.
Of course not all types of wood match or even better used as building elements. The wood used as construction must meet the technical requirements strong, loud, large, and has a high natural durability. This type of wood is right for this, among others, teak, bengkiray, lime, Rasamala, chaos.
The wood is directly exposed to water, for example, the outdoor patio flooring, tile roof truss for shingles, and the like, you should use a water-resistant wood species, such as ironwood, bengkiray, and marine resin. To prioritize the elements of beauty, beautiful wood fiber suitable. This type of wood, among others, teak, coconut, nyatoh, ebony, Sungkai, and rosewood.
Another with wood for furniture. To this should be selected that has a moderate weight, dimension stable, have a decorative element, and easy to work -dipaku, turner, screwed, glued, and so on. The right kind of wood is teak, mahogany, meranti, rosewood and ramin.
In -can also as parquet flooring, hardwood use, powerful high abrasion, acid resistant, easily nailed, and quite strong. The type of wood that fit is chaos, bangkiray, bungur and teak.
Most types of wood are very fragile and easily eaten by termites. Some are quite hard and avoided termites. Type of wood termite resistant enough, one of which is teak. In the body there are teak extractive substances that are toxic to termites reluctant to stop.
Another advantage of teak is a powerful, easy to apply, and has a charming fibers. No wonder if the wood is in great demand. Unfortunately availability now dwindling and scarce. As a result, the price of teak increasingly exorbitant.
- The most appropriate wood house set in cool or cold temperate areas because wood can bring the warmth.
- In hotter climates, buildings of wood you should use the AC. It could also apply a minimal pattern bulkhead so that the relationship between a more open space. Thus, the air can flow better.
- Wooden houses are generally made with stilts to avoid direct contact with the soil. The reason, soil moisture easily create, whereas damp invites termites.
- Do not forget to use wood that has been in the oven to minimize moisture in the trunk so that the wood does not easily expand or shrink.