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What is timber and lumber?

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10/10/2010

Timber and lumber are basically wood and they mean the same thing.

Timber/lumber is wood used as building material, or a tree considered as a source of wood instead of as a plant. It can also mean a beam or a person who is a timber, thought the person meaning I've not heard of much.

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Timber is usually the wood as it grows or is felled. Lumber is the wood after it is milled and ready for use.