Wood is a porous and fibrous structural tissue found in the stems and roots of trees and other woody plants. It is an organic material – a natural composite of cellulose fibers that are strong in tension and embedded in a matrix of lignin that resists compression. Wood is sometimes defined as only the secondary xylem in the stems of trees, or it is defined more broadly to include the same type of tissue elsewhere such as in the roots of trees or shrubs. In a living tree it performs a support function, enabling woody plants to grow large or to stand up by themselves. It also conveys water and nutrients between the leaves, other growing tissues, and the roots. Wood may also refer to other plant materials with comparable properties, and to material engineered from wood, or wood chips or fiber.

Wood has been used for thousands of years for fuel, as a construction material, for making tools and weapons, furniture and paper. More recently it emerged as a feedstock for the production of purified cellulose and its derivatives, such as cellophane and cellulose acetate.

As of 2005, the growing stock of forests worldwide was about 434 billion cubic meters, 47% of which was commercial. As an abundant, carbon-neutral renewable resource, woody materials have been of intense interest as a source of renewable energy. In 1991 approximately 3.5 billion cubic meters of wood were harvested. Dominant uses were for furniture and building construction.

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Battle Ax of Baki, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Recurve Selfbow, New Kingdom, Egypt, 1550  -1070 BC
Javelin with an Ivory Knob
Lid of Coffin, Egypt, Early New Kingdom 1550 - 1070 BCE
Bow, Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 2040 – 1640 BC
Shield handle, Egypt, The Middle Kingdom - Early New Kingdom 2040 - 1550 BCE
Model coffin, Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 2040 – 1640 BC

Model coffin, Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 2040 – 1640 BC

From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht South, Pyramid Temple of Senwosret I, Causeway, Northern lane, MMA excavations, 1911–12 Middle Kingdom

Adze, New Kingdom, Egypt, 1550  -1070 BC

Adze, New Kingdom, Egypt, 1550 -1070 BC

From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Temple of Hatshepsut, forecourt, Foundation Deposit 4 (D), MMA excavations, 1923–24 New Kingdom

Lid from a Canopic Jar

Lid from a Canopic Jar

From Egypt Middle Kingdom

Ritual Figure, Egypt, Ptolemaic Period (332–30 BCE)
Figure of Ptah-Sokar-Osiris
Model of Brewers, Bakers, and Butchers
Razor Belonging to Hatnefer, New Kingdom, Egypt, 1550  -1070 BC
Boomerang, Egypt, The Middle Kingdom - Early New Kingdom 2040 - 1550 BCE

Boomerang, Egypt, The Middle Kingdom - Early New Kingdom 2040 - 1550 B...

From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna Middle Kingdom–Early New Kingdom

Ibis, Egypt, Late Period (525-332 BCE)
Fragment of a Scribe's Writing Board
Kohl Jar (with Stick 16.10.361c)

Kohl Jar (with Stick 16.10.361c)

From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Courtyard CC 41, Tomb R 12, Burial C 1, In coffin, MMA excavations, 1915–16 Second Intermediate Period–Early New Kingdom

Model Vase Inscribed for Nebseny, FIrst Prophet of Onuris
Base of Osiris Figure of Hatnefer (see 47.105.2)

Base of Osiris Figure of Hatnefer (see 47.105.2)

From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Tomb of Senenmut (TT 71), below, radim, MMA excavations, 1935–36 New Kingdom

Coffin and Corn Mummy with Osiris mask
Scribe's Palette, New Kingdom, Egypt, 1550  -1070 BC
Leg from a Model Bed

Leg from a Model Bed

From Egypt New Kingdom

Model Adze from a Foundation Deposit
Ax, New Kingdom, Egypt, 1550  -1070 BC

Ax, New Kingdom, Egypt, 1550 -1070 BC

From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Courtyard CC 41, Tomb 47, Burial 31, Carnarvon/Carter excavations, 1912 New Kingdom

Shrine for Anubis fetish (Imiut)
Shabti Box of Ankhshepenwepet, Upper Egypt

Shabti Box of Ankhshepenwepet, Upper Egypt

Shabti dolls were funerary figures in ancient Egypt that accompanied the deceased to the after-life. Shabti's name is derived from the Egyptian swb for stick but also corresponds to the word for `answer' (wsb) ... More

Statuette of the Child Amenemhab
Model adze, Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 2040 – 1640 BC

Model adze, Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 2040 – 1640 BC

From Egypt, Middle Egypt, Asyut (Lykopolis), Tomb of Ankhef (Tomb 9), Khashaba excavations Middle Kingdom

Standing Attendant (Tomb Figurine)
Inner Coffin Box of Gautsoshen
Shabti and Coffin of the King's Son Wahneferhotep
Mummy Board of Menkheperre (C)
Outer Coffin of Tabakenkhonsu, Late Perod, Ancient Egypt, 664 BC - 332 BC
Osiris figure for Gautsoshen, Egypt, Third Intermediate Period (1070–664 BC)
Model pick, New Kingdom, Egypt, 1550  -1070 BC

Model pick, New Kingdom, Egypt, 1550 -1070 BC

From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Temple of Hatshepsut, Foundation Deposit 3, 6 (D, F), MMA excavations, 1923–24 New Kingdom

Plunderers' Wedge, Egypt, Third Intermediate Period (1070–664 BC)
Architectural Drawing of a Garden
Adze Handle, Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 2040 – 1640 BC

Adze Handle, Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 2040 – 1640 BC

From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb TT 312, MMA 509, courtyard, MMA excavations, 1922–23 Middle Kingdom

Builder's reel and cord, Egypt, The Middle Kingdom - Early New Kingdom 2040 - 1550 BCE
Fragment from a tomb door
Papyrus burnisher of the Scribe, Merymaat
Shabti and Shabti Coffin, Egypt, Early New Kingdom 1550 - 1070 BCE
Fragment of the Frame of a Model Bed
Osiris figure for Henettawy, daughter of Isetemkheb
Dagger handle (with 22.3.75b), Egypt, Early New Kingdom 1550 - 1070 BCE
Spindle with whorl, New Kingdom, Egypt, 1550  -1070 BC

Spindle with whorl, New Kingdom, Egypt, 1550 -1070 BC

From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht North, Cemetery, MMA excavations New Kingdom, Ramesside

Arrow tip, Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 2040 – 1640 BC

Arrow tip, Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 2040 – 1640 BC

From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb of Khety (TT 311, MMA 508), MMA excavations, 1922–23/1926–27 Middle Kingdom

Fragments from a Scribe's Writing Board

Fragments from a Scribe's Writing Board

From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb MMA 515, MMA excavations, 1921–22 Middle Kingdom

Bow, Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 2040 – 1640 BC

Bow, Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 2040 – 1640 BC

From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, East of Pabasa, Radim, MMA excavations, 1918–19 Middle Kingdom

Model Adze from a Foundation Deposit
Shabti coffin of Wahneferhotep, Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 2040 – 1640 BC

Shabti coffin of Wahneferhotep, Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 2040 – 1640 BC

From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht South, Pyramid Temple of Senwosret I, Causeway, Northern lane, MMA excavations, 1913–14 Middle Kingdom

Adze, New Kingdom, Egypt, 1550  -1070 BC

Adze, New Kingdom, Egypt, 1550 -1070 BC

From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Temple of Hatshepsut, forecourt, Foundation Deposit 4 (D), MMA excavations, 1923–24 New Kingdom

Model Spear, Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 2040 – 1640 BC
Kitchen Tender being Rowed, Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 2040 – 1640 BC
Model Sporting Boat, Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 2040 – 1640 BC
Shabti box of Ramose, New Kingdom, Egypt, 1550  -1070 BC
Box, New Kingdom, Egypt, 1550  -1070 BC
Inner coffin of Khonsu, New Kingdom, Egypt, 1550  -1070 BC
Surveyor's Stake from a Foundation Deposit for Hatshepsut's Temple
Reel, New Kingdom, Egypt, 1550  -1070 BC

Reel, New Kingdom, Egypt, 1550 -1070 BC

From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht North, Cemetery, MMA excavations, 1913–14 New Kingdom, Ramesside

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