Essentially, there are two different types of wood that are discussed when it comes to timber and those are hardwood and softwood.
There is a common misconception that the names of the wood depict the hardness or softness of the wood.
Hardwood comes from broadleaves. These trees are usually oak, ash and beech, and there is a hefty amount more hardwood species of trees compared to softwood.
The hardwood species lose their leaves in the winter months, meaning they are deciduous.
The benefits of hardwood timber are that it is resistant to decay when being utilised in exterior projects.
Roughly 80% of all timber comes from softwood.
We know the hardwood species loses its leaves in the winter, the softwood species, on the other hand, keep their foliage all year round – they are coniferous trees.
Softwood trees, pine and fir, are found in cooler parts of the world. This species is generally much simpler to manipulate and can be used for a variety of uses. Softwood is actually the prime wood for a majority of structural work and is frequently found in furniture along with door frames and windows.
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