Woods

sources, classification & structure of woods

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  • Created by: saraswati
  • Created on: 30-04-09 11:25

SOFTWOODS

Softwoods - from evergreen trees

  • northern hemisphere coniferous forests
  • fast growing
  • straight & tall
  • inexpensive
  • SCOTS PINE - easy to work - constructural wood work, floorboards, children's toys
  • RED CHEDAR - outdoor construction, decking
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HARDWOODS

Hardwoods - obtained from deciduous trees

  • temperate regions
  • slow growing
  • expensive
  • durable
  • OAK - hard & tough, finishes well - high quality furniture, boat buliding, veneers
  • BEECH - hard & tough, finishes well, prone to warping - workshop benches, toys, interior furniture
  • MAHOGANY - easy to work, durable, finishes well - indoor furniture interior woodwork, window frames
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