Hardwoods vs Softwoods

Hardwoods vs Softwoods

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  • Created by: Beatriz
  • Created on: 24-04-12 07:34

Hardwoods come from leaf-losing trees.

They are:

  • Slow growing(take up to 100 years)
  • Dense
  • Strong
  • Hard
  • Tough
  • Flexible
  • Durable

                                             

Examples: (http://shop.namenursery.com/WebRoot/Store2/Shops/es138555/MediaGallery/NAME_PLAQUES/WOOD_OPTIONS_PLAQUES_300_X_314.jpg)

  • Oak
  • Mahogany
  • Ash                                           
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Softwoods commonly classified as coniferous(cone-b

They are:

  • Faster growing(take up to 30 years)
  • Cheaper
  • More sustainable
  • Very resinous
  • Less dense(lightweight)

Examples:

  • Pine
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