Investigation of Color Parameters in Pine, Limba, Sapele, Iroko, Oak, and Beech Wood Species Exposed to Outdoor Conditions in Van City, Turkey


  • Goksel Ulay Van Yuzuncu Yil University, Van Vocational School, Department of Furniture and Decoration, Van, Turkey


Color, Weathering, Sapele, Pine, Limba, Iroko, Beech, Oak


Sapele, pine, limba, iroko, beech, and oak wood species are important species used indoors and outdoors, as supplied by furniture companies. It is known that the color changes in wood material when exposed to the external environment. This is an important factor for the outdoor use of wood material. In this study, the color parameters of Scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris L.), oriental beech (Fagus orientalis L.), limba (Terminalia superba Engl. et Diels), sapele (Entandrophragma cylindricum), sessile oak (Quercus petraea L.), and iroko (Milicia excelsa) wood species, which are used in both indoor and outdoor woodworking industries in Van city, Turkey were investigated after exposing them to natural weather conditions for 9 months in outdoor conditions. Each type of wood exhibited a different color behavior in outdoor conditions. In sapele and limba wood species, b* and a* values increased and L* values decreased with increasing weathering time. It was observed that ∆E* increased with increasing time of exposure in all tree species. At the end of 9 months of weathering, the highest ∆E* value was determined in pine wood, followed by beech, sapele, limba, iroko, and oak wood species, respectively.



2023-06-26 — Updated on 2023-06-26



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