Is there any article, published anywhere, listing the types of timber used in buildings? If it is detailed, saying what kind of timber is used in structural parts and making a list by percentage, then doing the same for the other parts of the building it would be great.

A list of the types of timber used to make plywood and other engineered panels and components would be useful as well.

  • $\begingroup$ It will depend on what part of the world and the type of building and "components". $\endgroup$ Aug 8, 2022 at 13:52
  • $\begingroup$ @blacksmith37 Yes, I know. Any statistic is fine if there is more than one reference, I'll compare the geographical context, but I suspect there won't be many resources. $\endgroup$
    – FluidCode
    Aug 8, 2022 at 14:01
  • $\begingroup$ iso.org/obp/ui/#iso:std:iso:16598:ed-1:v1:en $\endgroup$
    – Rhodie
    Aug 17, 2022 at 22:32
  • $\begingroup$ Timber types are specified for structures according to their mechanical properties. Pretty much every kind of timber has been used structurally around the world. They key is fitness for the task. Unlikely to find useful statistics on this sort of thing but you never know until they are found. $\endgroup$
    – Rhodie
    Aug 17, 2022 at 22:35
  • $\begingroup$ @Rhodie That is why I asked this question. All the qwant/google/bing searches are spammed by results that group materials in hardwood and softwood, but that is not what I was looking for. I barely know that pine and spruce are the most used types, I also know that oak and ash are frequently used, but I was searching for a statistics that goes down all the list. $\endgroup$
    – FluidCode
    Aug 19, 2022 at 7:43


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