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Beech HARDWOOD

 

Colour- Pinkish

properties- Close grained, Hard-wearing, strong and finishes well

uses- furiture , toys , kitchen utensils.

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Oak HARDWOOD

 

Colour- Light brown

properties- Tough and durable. finishes well but stains in contact with steel

uses- furiture ,garden furniture

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Ash HARDWOOD

 

Colour- Pale cream

properties- open grained, touch and flexible can be bent if steamed

uses- tool handles, laminating, sports equiptment

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Mahogany HARDWOOD

 

Colour- redish pink brown

properties- durable and easy to work but with some difficult interlocking grin. 

uses- outdoor furiture , shop fittings, veneers

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Teak HARDWOOD

 

Colour- Golden brown

properties- Strong and durable . resistant to moisture . colour darkens when exposed to light

uses- Outdoor furniture, boats, science labratories

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Pine SOFTWOOD

Colour- light brown

properties-straight grain, easy to cut and shape, smooth finish, quickly grows.

uses-furniture, turning wood products, interior industry .

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Red Cedar SOFTWOOD

Colour- Reddish brown but once weathered turns silvery grey

proporties- staright grain, easy to work with , weather resistant 

uses- decking , furniture , roof shingles.

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