Different types of wood and their uses.

Whether you are seeking wood for building something or for manufacturing furniture. You need to have a good plan for your next project, it is good to understand the different types of woods and their uses. This will help in choosing the best wood for your project. You should decide on the sizes of the wood, the type of wood, and the number you need for your project.

Wood comes from different species of trees hence having a different variety of wood, in many different shapes and sizes. In this article, we are looking at the different types of woods and their uses.

3 Different types of woods. 

  1. Softwood
  2. Hardwood
  3. Engineered wood.
  • Softwood.

These are woods and lumber having their source from conifer trees. These are trees that have needles and produce cones. Examples of softwood are cedar, fir, pine, spruce, and redwood. This type of wood is mainly used in building and construction.

Softwood does not at all mean they are soft like most people believe. The difference between hardwood and softwood does not have anything to do with the softness or hardness of the wood. There even hardwoods that are softer than softwood.

Softwood is mainly used in different building applications because they are strong. They are known to resist rot and insects hence they are used in decking and outdoor furniture.

  • Hardwoods.

They are mainly made from tree which does not produce cones or needle mostly know as deciduous trees. They are known for producing leaves and seeds. Types of hardwood are Oak, Cherry, maple, and mahogany.

Hardwoods are not stronger than softwood, they are known for their beautiful and distinct wood grain pattern.

  • Engineered wood.

You can’t find any engineered wood because they do not exist naturally in the environment, they are manufactured. The wood is manipulated to form some qualities in a wood, they are often made from waste wood of sawmills. 

The wood is manufactured by being treated through chemicals and processed using heat to make sure they meet certain sizes difficult to achieve naturally. Examples of these woods are medium Density Fiber Board, Plywood, Oriented Strand Board, and Composite Board.

SPF low grade is one of the best products from wood products. They supplied to companies that manufacture and recycle wood pallets in both United States and Canada. They are made from wood mainly from Northern spruce, pine, and fir.

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