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The Forest Science Exhibition Hall was built in 1999 to provide and disseminate knowledge and information on forest, forestry and wood industry to the public. Made of Korean native woods, the building is a remarkable exhibit by itself.

Wood and Life - Exhibition Hall 3 (250㎡)

  • Wood and Life - Exhibition Hall 3 (250㎡)
    The Exhibition Hall 3, a larch glulam structure, exhibits posters, carved works, real objects, models and videos in order to enhance the understanding of wood properties, for developing wood/timber processing technologies and promoting its utilization.
  • Wood properties - For understanding wood

    Sustainable materials for well-being: Beautiful images are presented by using glued laminated timber.

    Carbon sink: Wood is an environmentally-friendly material that emits less carbon than any other materials for processing, functioning as a carbon sink. The amount of carbon storage by household is shown in the hall.

    Wood cell: The microscopic image of wood cellular tissues of 30 tree species can be observed through the cell model of softwood and hardwood.

    Recycling: The exhibition shows the cycle of wood from production to processing and recycling.

    Touch and feel wood - For experience wood

    Impact absorption: Reducing impact stress and spreading vibration of wood properties and its examples in daily life are demonstrated.

    Weight of wood: Density differences according to tree species, even if they have the same size, are illustrated.

    Moisture and wood: The mechanism of moisture control, dimensional stability by changing moisture content in wood, and importance of drying process are displayed.

    Sound and wood: The percussion sound of wood differs depending on ages, sizes and moisture contents. Percussive sounds of wood in different conditions can be experienced in the hall.

    Chemical Utilization

    Expanded life cycle: The wood preservative treatment process is displayed, which delays carbon emission into the air and lengthens carbon storage, eventually mitigating environmental degradation, which can be learned in this corner.

    Forest bathing: Benefits of phytoncide emitted by forests are demonstrated and products made with essential oils extracted from trees which have the similar effect with phytoncide are on display.

    Environmental hormones: Technologies to curb endocrine disruptors by use of mushroom spawns are exhibited through posters and videos.

    Processing and Structural use of wood

    Wood in daily life: The exhibition stands are made of five major softwood species in Korea. Model of interior boards, manufacturing process of the interior boards are displayed.

    Musical instruments: Traditional Korean musical instruments made of wood, such as Janggu (drum), Piri (flute) and Gayaguem (harp), are exhibited.

    Connections in Korean traditional construction: The traditional Korean connection techniques of wood, in which connections without any metal connectors, such as nails or bolts, are displayed.

    Traditional and modernized Korean wooded houses: The traditional and modern types of wooden houses in Korea are built for exhibition. There are slide shows for traditional and modern Korean wooden constructions in Korea.

    Future use: New ideas and research projects for utilizing wood for the future are demonstrated on panels.

    Carbon circulation of wood: Models to help understand carbon circulation of wood are displayed. The role of wood for climate change, in line with the government's policy 'Low Carbon Green Growth', are also exhibited.

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