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Scientific study of physical and chemical properties of elemental carving for woodwork preservation

Kamarudin, Zumahiran and Othman, Rashidi and Nazuki, Siti Najwa (2019) Scientific study of physical and chemical properties of elemental carving for woodwork preservation. International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering, 7 (6S2). pp. 113-120. ISSN 2277-3878

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Abstract

This study aims to investigate the physical and chem-ical properties of the woodcarvings that characterize their struc-tural indicator to resist the deterioration. The main objectives of this study are to identify the visual characteristics of the wood components and to examine the physical and chemical properties of the wood that characterize its structural integrity. The re-searcher conducted a scientific analysis of the selected wood components as specimens using magnification hand lenses (ma-croscopic method) and microscopic tests to determine the wood characteristics and physical properties. This included to charac-terize the physical properties of wood surfaces and to observe the types of wood in details via the instruments. The results show that Meranti (Shoreaspp) and Chengal(Neobalanocarpusheimii) woods were used for different types of woodcarving due to their distinctive properties and visual characteristics. Chengal wood which is classified as heavy hardwood has more durable proper-ties as compared to the Light Red Meranti which is classified as light hardwood. Furthermore, fiber structure in Chengal is more compact than those in Meranti. The study suggests that the wood carving made from Chengal provides specialized structure and it has high resistance towards deterioration.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2615/72917
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wood carving, wood properties, wood preservation
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament > NK1127.5 Preservation of art objects and antiques
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament > NK3600 Other arts and art industries. Ceramics. Costume. Glass. Glyptic arts. Metalwork. Textiles. Woodwork > NK9600 Woodwork
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Applied Arts and Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Dr rashidi othman
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2019 16:37
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2019 16:37
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/72917

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