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  1. Definition of First Aid | Week 1
    7 Topics
    1 Quiz
  2. Rescue Operation | Week 2
    3 Topics
    1 Quiz
  3. Materials & Their Common Uses (Wood) | Week 3
    6 Topics
    1 Quiz
  4. Materials & their Common Uses (Metal) | Week 4
    5 Topics
    1 Quiz
  5. Uses of Common Alloys ( Brass & Bronze) | Week 5 & 6
    8 Topics
    1 Quiz
  6. Uses of Ceramics And Glass (Contd) | Week 7 & 8
    4 Topics
    1 Quiz
  7. Uses of Plastics | Week 9
    4 Topics
    1 Quiz
  8. Uses of Rubber | Week 10
    3 Topics
    1 Quiz

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a. Mahogany: The wood of mahogany is one of the most outstanding materials for the manufacturing of fine furniture. It is popular because of its beauty, durability, and colour. It is used to make furniture, boats, cabinets, musical instruments, flooring veneers, and other items.

mahogany cabinet
Mahogany cabinet.
Solid Mahogany Wood Chest of Drawers
Solid Mahogany Wood Chest of Drawers.

b. Maple: The wood is strong, stiff, and shock-resistant. It is commonly used in high-end furniture, flooring, cabinetry, decorative woodwork, veneers, and kitchen accessories. Because of its durability and strength, maple can be found used as flooring in bowling alleys and for bowling pins.

Maple wood dining table.
Maple is used as flooring in bowling alleys and for bowling pins.

c. Oak: This is the most popular hardwood used for crafting American and English country designs. Oak is commonly used for furniture, joinery, flooring, panelling, decking, and veneers.

American Oak Wood Side Table
American Oak Wood Side Table.

d. Walnut: This is a cabinet-making wood with excellent woodworking qualities and takes polishes easily. Walnut can also be used for furniture, small wooden objects, and veneer.

Solid Walnut Dinin Table
Solid Walnut Dining Table.

e. Teak: Teak is used for carving. But because of its high value, it is generally used as veneer. The wood is also used for boat building, exterior construction, furniture, carving, turnings, and other small wood projects.

Wood Veneer Furniture
Wood Teak Veneer Furniture.

f. Obeche: Obeche is an African hardwood native to countries like Nigeria. The characteristics of obeche make it especially suitable for veneer. Other uses include furniture, boxes, and crates, carvings, interior millwork, etc.

Exotic African Obeche Wood.

g. Iroko: Iroko is a large tropical West-African tree used for a variety of purposes including boat-building, domestic flooring, furniture, veneer, interior and exterior joinery and outdoor gates.

Iroko Solid Hardwood Flooring.

h. Afara: It is used locally for house construction, planks, roof shingles, fencing posts, dug-out canoes, drums, and mortars. It is used in furniture as either solid wood or veneer.

Planked Canoe made from Afara Wood
Planked Canoe made from Afara Wood.


In woodworking, veneer refers to thin slices of wood and sometimes bark, usually thinner than 3 mm (1/8 inch), that typically are glued onto core panels (typically, wood, particleboard, or medium-density fiberboard) to produce flat panels such as doors, tops and panels for cabinets, parquet floors and parts of furniture.




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