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The Time Project
Lesson 5: Questions


Softwoods table
Hardwoods table
Programmes of study

Answers to Questions


Examine the Common Hardwoods and softwoods Table.

The table displays a variety of common woods. It explains where and why each wood is used. It also explains the properties of woods and provides information on the advantages and disadvantages of using each one.

Using the above table answer the questions below.


1. Which type of hardwood would be suitable to make tough kitchen surface tops from? The surface would have to withstand shocks and wear.

2. If mahogany proves too expensive to use what would be an ideal substitute?

3. Give two examples of suitable hardwoods that may be used to make quality garden furniture?

4. A manufacturer of intends to create wooden sailing boats. Suggest a suitable hardwood?

5. Explain why European oak is not normally joined together with iron and steel fittings?

6. Name one property of Teak which makes it difficult but not impossible to use?

7. Why is Western Red Cedar a suitable material to use in the construction of children's playgrounds?

8. Name a softwood that is water resistant?

9. Explain what happens to Afrormosia if is placed in contact with iron in damp conditions?

10. Name a hardwood which is both elastic and strong. This type of hardwood is also durable and does not split easily?

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Situation & Brief

Orthographic Drawing

Brain Storming
Plastics Theory
Woods Theory
Metals Theory
Drawing Styles
Tools used
Vacuum Forming
Quality Control

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