Uses of wood in the modern age

Biocomp 2020: Uses of wood in the modern age

Nowadays, you can use wood as a material to create almost everything. To give you an idea, here are some products of wood made by different people:

  1. Wooden utensils

Wooden utensils are now dominating home appliances stores because of their chic and homey presence. On top of that, these utensils are replacing the traditional metalware that is widely used in the kitchen and at the dining table.

Besides that, this is the better alternative for single-use plastic materials since it is biodegradable and can be reused for other purposes.

  1. Wooden furniture

In furniture stores, there is a section dedicated solely to wooden furniture, and a lot of people would constantly flock into it. This kind of furniture has an antique appeal as well as a tropical appearance.

Moreover, most tropical countries prefer this over anything because it is perfect in hot climates. Aside from that, wooden furniture does not limit itself to dining tables and chairs; there are also closets and bed frames.

  1. Wooden art

People continue to get more creative because they can use any material and transform it into something beautiful. As such, artists now use wood as their base in creating an amazing and detailed sculpture. Here are the best wooden sculptures to date:

  • Matchstick men by Wolfgang Stiller
  • Human sculptures by Bruno Walpoth
  • One-to-one by Caroline Slotte
  • Spaghetti bench by Pablo Reinoso 
  • Implements by Jessica Drenk
  • Seat by Yon Ju Lee and Brian Brush
  1. Wood as a source of heat

Since the dawn of time, the early settlers of this world have discovered fire by using two sticks of wood together. Until now, wood and lumber are still used as kindles in fireplaces, torches and bonfires. This provides heat in the middle of the winter season per year.

  1. Musical instruments

Without wood, most of the popular musical instruments today would not exist. As such, this material is the backbone of almost every instrument since it produces good sound quality. For that matter, below is a list of wooden instruments:

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Guitar
  • Cello
  • Double bass
  • Erhu
  • Guitar
  • Lute
  • Banjo
  • Clarinets
  • Oboe
  • Bassoons
  • Piano
  • Castanets
  • Kalimba
  1. Construction and fencing

In construction and fencing, wood is always present in the process of creating a building. It serves as a good framework, which can last for a long time. Aside from that, having a wooden house generates a good flow of air inside and outside the building. 

From this, wood can be used for almost any purpose. As such, scientists continue to research and add more information about wood science. With this said, the use of wood can be improved so that people can create more opportunities for advancement. 

If you are interested, you can learn more about wood science and technology when you attend Biocomp 2020. 

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