Wood has been used to make houses since long time ago. In the past when people still live with the forest and wood abundantly available, most all house are made of wood. Wood was used to make frame, fences, walls, flooring and construction of the houses. When the lumber prices being more expensive and more building material with less price are discovered then the uses of wood for houses is become less. But the wood for houses is not completely disappeared, now. The main construction for houses might has been replaced by concrete, brick or metal, but wood is still much used to make the room decoration as the wall, floor or ceiling. There are many wooden houses which uses wood as the main element still found today. The wooden house in the modern living is more used as place for relax and to bring the atmosphere of fresh, natural and cool. The wooden houses in small sizes are built in the park or garden as a place to rest and relax.
The benefit of wood.
- Wood is a material that is elastic and shock absorber
- Wood is easy to be uninstalled remodeled and repaired.
- Wood is a good insulator material.
- Wood has a beautiful appearance
Disadvantages of wood
- Wood is a material that is relatively easy to be damage
- Wood is flammable.
- Wood will move with the changing seasons.
Maintenance of wooden house.
Live in the wooden house is very pleasant; the atmosphere of fresh, relax and natural provided is attracting many people to build the wood house. But to make the wood last longer, then he should be nurtured and cared for properly. Here are some tips to maintain the wooden house.
- Keep the wood to be dry.
Keeping the wood to be dry is the main step to make the wood last longer. The wood for floor, poles, crossing and frame should be placed on cement or stone to avoid the water from the earth.
- Use the proper finishing.
- Chemically treatment.