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    Shera Wood

    Anybody know anything about building with Shera (sp) wood. It's not really a wood at all. The sample my wife brought back from Thailand looks like a cement or dry wall material pressed into board. Besides aesthetics
    (it's buttugly, but it takes paint) any info on worthiness as a home building material--uses, quality, durability, price...? Thanks in advance.

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    Here at TD we have all been rather busy so my apologies for the late reply.

    Shera wood you ask?

    This is the deal. Your right, it ain't wood, but a mixture of wood particles and concrete crap. It can look good, can be painted whatever color you desire.

    Problems? Don't get drunk and miss the key hole. notice the Shera wood on the far left of the picture. It's gone. Yea, I can still be a stupid person at times... Easily, replaced however.

    Please, do not notice the maimed worker that I had working for me that day.


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    I'm not sure, but I think it is a mixture of, Polystyrene, and Fibreglass. It is good in Thailand, because, it is termite proof. It can be, nailed, screwed, sawn planed. It comes in many wood types, oak, walnut, maple, ash, sycamore, etc,etc,. Or, plain, if you wish to paint it. It also has insulation properties. It can also, be pressed, to look like, rough wood beams,for decorative purposes. Some of these pub's with decorative back bars, which you may think are real timber, are really made of this. Also. Architraves,Coving, Quadrant, are the same. The only thing you need special, is the adhesive.
    I hope this is the stuff that you mean!!
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    Thanks for the info. Don't quite understand how the arm injury works in, though. I'm thinking of builidng a very small house (large room with a bathroom and a porch) to stay in before the big house goes up. Cost is a factor and this stuff looks cheap and sturdy.

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