Timber

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Hardwoods

(from deciduous broad leafed trees)

  • hard but some are light
  • slow growing
  • sold in the cubic metre
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Softwoods

(Coniferous trees that have needles instead of leaves)

  • faster growing
  • soft for working with
  • smooth planed or rough sawn
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Manufactured boards

Made from gluing layers of wood (veneers)

  • large sheets
  • imperial sizes (ft and inches)
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