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Following are the IS codes which are used for standardization of Timber and Timber Stores. These IS Codes include standard names of indian timbers along with classification of commercial timbers and their zonal distribution; characteristics of imported and plantation timbers; timber, sizing defects of; timber for air craft; timber for marine purposes; seasoning and treatment of timber; logs for plywood; glossary of technical terms used in timber technology; standard dimensions for wood poles of indian species for various breaking loads; moisture content and specification of timber for various uses; methods of testing timber; grading of wood; joinery; method of test for the toxicity of wood preservatives to microorganisms and insects, timber in building construction, floors; grading of timber, sizes of graded timber standardization in the field of timber stores including bamboo and cane stores such as wooden handles, wooden containers including plywood tea- chests, cane baskets, bamboo tent poles etc; and any other woodenware items not covered by other IS Codes.

IS 10(Part 1):1990 Specification for plywood tea-chests: Part 1 General

IS 10(Part 2):1996 Specification for plywood tea-chests: Part 2 Plywood

IS 10(Part 3):1974 Specification for plywood tea-chests: Part 3 Battens

IS 10(Part 4):1989 Specification for plywood tea-chests: Part 4 Metal fittings

IS 10(Part 5):1976 Specification for plywood tea-chests; Part 5 Assembly and packing

IS 190:1991 Coniferous sawn timber (Baulks and scantlings) – Specification

IS 287:1993 Permissible moisture content for timber used for different purposes – Recommendations

IS 399:1963 Classification of commercial timbers and their zonal distribution

IS 401:2001 Preservation of timber – Code of practice

IS 620:1985 Specification for wooden tool handles general requirements

IS 656:1988 Specification for logs for plywood

IS 707:1976 Glossary of terms applicable to timber technology and utilization

IS 876:1992 Wood poles for overhead power and telecommunication lines – Specification

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IS 1140:1988 Specification for logs for matches

IS 1141:1993 Seasoning of timber – Code of practice

IS 1150:2000 Trade names and abbreviated symbols for timber species

IS 1326:1992 Non-coniferous sawn timber (Baulks and scantlings) – Specification

IS 1331:1971 Specification for cut sizes of timber (Superseding IS 1629:1960)

IS 1503:1988 Specification for wooden packing cases

IS 1707:1979 Specification for wood wool for general packaging purposes

IS 1708(Part 1):1986 Methods of testing of small specimens of timber: Part 1 Determination of moisture content

IS 1708(Part 2):1986 Methods of testing of small specimens of timber: Part 2 Determination of specific gravity

IS 1708(Part 3):1986 Methods of testing of small specimens of timber: Part 3 Determination of volumetric shrinkage

IS 1708(Part 4):1986 Methods of testing of small specimens of timber: Part 4 Determination of radial and tangential shrinkage and fibre saturation point

IS 1708(Part 5):1986 Methods of testing of small specimens of timber: Part 5 Determination of static bending strength

IS 1708(Part 6):1986 Methods of testing of small specimens of timber: Part 6 Determination of static bending strength under two point loading

IS 1708(Part 7):1986 Methods of testing of small specimens of timber: Part 7 Determination of impact bending strength

IS 1708(Part 8):1986 Methods of testing of small specimens of timber: Part 8 Determination of compressive strength parallel to grain

IS 1708(Part 9):1986 Methods of testing of small specimens of timber: Part 9 Determination of compressive strength perpendicular to grain

IS 1708(Part 10):1986 Methods of testing of small specimens of timber: Part 10 Determination of hardness under static indentation

IS 1708(Part 11):1986 Methods of testing of small specimens of timber: Part 11 Determination of shear strength parallel to grain

IS 1708(Part 12):1986 Methods of testing of small specimens of timber: Part 12 Determination of tensile strength parallel to grain

IS 1708(Part 13):1986 Methods of testing of small specimens of timber: Part 13 Determination of tensile strength perpendicular to grain

IS 1708(Part 14):1986 Methods of testing of small specimens of timber: Part 14 Determination of cleavage strength parallel to grain

IS 1708(Part 15):1986 Methods of testing of small specimens of timber: Part 15 Determination of nail and screw holding power

IS 1708(Part 16):1986 Methods of testing of small specimens of timber: Part 16 Determination of brittleness by Izod impact

IS 1708(Part 17):1986 Methods of testing of small specimens of timber: Part 17 Determination of brittleness by Charpy impact

IS 1708(Part 18):1986 Methods of testing of small specimens of timber: Part 18 Determination of torsional strength

IS 1898:1990 Timber for aircraft construction in converted form (finished form) – Specification

IS 1900:1974 Methods of tests for wood poles

IS 1902:2006 Preservation of bamboo and cane for non-structural purposes – Code of practice

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IS 2133:1983 Specification for wooden tent pins

IS 2179:1979 Specification for converted timber for lorry bodies

IS 2203:1993 Wooden cross arms – Specification

IS 2372:2004 Timber for cooling towers – Specification

IS 2377:1967 Tables for volumes of cut sizes of timber

IS 2408:1963 Methods of static tests of timber in structural sizes

IS 2455:1990 Method of sampling of model trees and logs and their conversion for timber testing

IS 2674:1988 Specification for battened plywood cases

IS 2683:1980 Guide for installation of impregnation plants for timber

IS 2753(Part 1):1991 Methods for estimation of preservatives in treated timber and in treating solutions: Part 1 Deterrmination of copper, arsenic, chromium, zinc, boron, creosote and fuel oil

IS 2753(Part 2):1991 Methods for estimation of preservatives in treated timber and in treating solutions : Part 2 Determination of copper (in copper organic preservative salt) and pentachlorophenol

IS 2891:1975 Specification for wooden handles for felling axes and hand axes

IS 2892:1993 Wooden handles for picks and beaters – Specification

IS 2893:1992 Wooden handles for adzes – Specification
revision)

IS 2894:1987 Specification for wooden handles for wood working chisels and gouges

IS 2895:1990 Wooden handles for rasps, engineers’ file and engineers’ scrapers – Specification

IS 2896:1978 Specification for wooden handles for carpenters’ augers

IS 2897:1983 Specification for wooden handles for shovels

IS 2922:1975 Specification for wooden tent mallets

IS 3053:1977 Specification for cane baskets for general purposes

IS 3071:1981 Specification for wooden crates

IS 3084:1989 Pencil slats – Specification

IS 3337:1978 Specification for ballies for general purposes

IS 3364(Part 1):1976 Methods of measurement and evaluation of defects in timber: Part 1 Logs

IS 3364(Part 2):1976 Methods of measurement and evaluation of defects in timber: Part 2 Converted timber

IS 3386:1979 Specification for wooden fence posts

IS 3728:1985 Specification for wooden boxes for packaging of apples

IS 3731:1985 Specification for teak squares

IS 3806:1966 Specification for wooden beaters

IS 4422:1985 Specification for willow clefts for cricket bats

IS 4423:1999 Hand-sawing of timber – Guide

IS 4424:1967 Specification for timber for use in coal mines

IS 4650:1968 Specification for wooden anvil blocks

IS 4833:1993 Methods for field testing of preservatives in wood

IS 4873(Part 1):2008 Method of laboratory testing of wood preservatives against fungi and borers (powder post beetles) : Part 1 Determination of threshold values of wood preservatives against fungi

IS 4873(Part 2):2008 Method of laboratory testing of wood preservatives against fungi and borers (powder post beetles): Part 2 Determination of threshold values of wood preservatives against borers (powder post beetles)

IS 4895:1985 Specification for teak logs

IS 4907:2004 Method of testing timber connector joints

IS 4953:1989 Wooden handles for hand hammers – Specification

IS 4970:1973 Key for identification of commercial timbers

IS 5246:2000 Coniferous logs – Specificaion

IS 5247(Part 1):1982 Specification for converted timber (coniferous) : Part 1 Light furniture

IS 5247(Part 2):1982 Specification for converted timber (coniferous) : Part 2 Packing cases and crates

IS 5806:1970 Specification for non-coniferous timber in converted form for ammunition/explosives boxes

IS 5942:1989 Wooden handles for POWRAHS – Specification

IS 5966:1993 Non-coniferous timber in converted form for general purposes – Specification

IS 5978:1970 Code of practice for design of wood poles for overhead power and telecommunication lines

IS 6056:1970 Specification for jointed wood poles for overhead power and telecommunication lines

IS 6341:1971 Method for laboratory test for efficacy of wood preservatives against soft rot

IS 6346:1971 Method of tests for timber props for mines

IS 6497:1990 Method of test for the efficacy of preservatives and evaluating the natural durability of timbers used in cooling towers

IS 6641:1985 Specification for wooden disc for tents

IS 6642:1986 Specification for mason’s mallets

IS 6643:1987 Specification for wooden pins for bivouac tents

IS 6644:1986 Specification for tinman’s mallets

IS 6656:1986 Specification for caulking mallets

IS 6662:1993 Timber species suitable for wooden packaging – Specification

IS 6676:1986 Specification for bossing (plumbers), mallets

IS 6703:1972 Glossary of wooden packaging terms

IS 6707:1972 Specification for willow logs for artificial limbs

IS 6711:1972 Code of practice for maintenance of wood poles for overhead power and telecommunication lines

IS 6729:1972 Specification for wooden paddles

IS 6791:1973 Method of testing natural durability of timber and efficacy of the wood preservatives against marine borers

IS 6874:2008 Method of test for bamboos

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IS 7308:1999 Non-coniferous logs – Specification

IS 7315:1974 Guidelines for design, installation and testing of timber seasoning kilns (Compartment type with cross-forced air circulation)

IS 7344:1974 Specification for bamboo tent poles

IS 7548:1992 Vase for store tent – Specification

IS 7549:1975 Specification for timber half wrought for sporting

IS 7698:1983 Specification for returnable wooden crates for vegetables

IS 7850:1975 Specification for wooden box for microscope slides

IS 7992:1983 Specification for plywood cases for packing tobacco for export

IS 8001:1976 Specification for packaging of plywood,blockboards and flush doors for export

IS 8242:1976 Methods of tests for split bamboos

IS 8292:1992 Evaluation of working quality of timber under different wood working operations – Method of test

IS 8295(Part 1):1976 Specification for bamboo chicks: Part 1 Fine

IS 8295(Part 2):1976 Specification for bamboo chicks: Part 2 Coarse

IS 8720:1978 Methods of sampling of timber scantlings from depots and their conversion for testing

IS 8725:1978 Specification for wirebound wooden boxes

IS 8726:1978 Specification for wirebound wooden crates

IS 8745:1994 Methods of presentation of data of physical and mechanical properties of timber

IS 9096:2006 Preservation of bamboo for structural purposes – Code of practice

IS 9104:1979 Guide for storage and protection of logs and sawn timber

IS 9561:1985 Code of practice for felling and conversion of trees into logs

IS 9576:1980 Guide for mill sawing of timber

IS 9590:1980 Specification for non-returnable wooden boxes for horticulture produce

IS 10013(Part 1):1981 Specification for water soluble type wood preservatives: Part 1 Acid-copper-chrome (ACC) preservative

IS 10013(Part 2):1981 Specification for water soluble type wood preservatives: Part 2 Copper-chrome-arsenic (CCA) wood preservative

IS 10013(Part 3):1981 Specification for water soluble type wood preservatives: Part 3 Copper-chrome-boron (CCB) wood preservative

IS 10145:1982 Specification for bamboo supports for camouflaging equipment

IS 10394:1982 Specification for wooden sleepers for railway track

IS 10402:1982 Specification for pin-needle hardboard boxes for packaging of apples

IS 10420:1982 Method of determination of sound absorption coefficient of timber by standing wave method

IS 10499:1983 Specification for wooden toggles

IS 10687:1983 Guidelines for nailing of large framed wooden containers

IS 10753:1983 Code of practice for preservation of wooden sleepers for railway track by pressure treatment

IS 10754:1983 Method of determination of thermal conductivity of timber

IS 11100:1984 Specification for sweeping brooms

IS 11106:1984 Specification for carpenter’s mallets

IS 11131:1984 Specification for wooden casks and barrels

IS 11215:1991 Moisture content of timber and timber products – Methods for determination

IS 11288:1985 Recommendations for off road transportation of

IS 12896:1990 Indian timbers for door and window shutters and frames – Classification

IS 13621:1993 Determination of dielectric constant of wood under microwave frequencies – Method of test

IS 13622:1993 Indian timbers for furnitures and cabinets – Classification

IS 14960:2001 Preservative treated and seasoned sawn timber from rubber wood (Hevea Brasiliensis)

IS 15455:2004 Grading rules for split canes

IS 15456:2004 Grading rules for unsplit canes

IS 15457:2004 Logs for production of sliced veneers – Specification (Superseding IS 5248:1988, IS 6342:1987, & IS 13240:1991)

IS 15458:2004 Classification of Indian canes and their zonal distribution

IS 15890:2010 Design, installation and testing of solar timber seasoning kiln- Guidelines

SP 33(S&T): 1986 Handbook on timber engineering

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This IS Code list is updated as on September 7, 2011 on engineeringcivil.com. We have tried to list all Indian Standard Codes for standardization in the field of Timber and Timber Stores, but might have missed a few. If you know any code which we have missed, just comment below and help us add it in this list.

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