open grained. Easy to work with. Pale cream colour. can be LAMINATED.
USES: Tool handles, sports equipment, furniture, ladders, veneers.
Strong. light brown wood. Open grained. Very hard. Easy to work with.
USES: High quality furniture. Beams. Veneers.
straight grained. Light in colour. Hard. Easy to work with. STEAM BENT. relatively cheap.
USES: Furniture, Toys, Tool handles
Reddish- brown in colour. Easy to work with.
USES: Indoor furniture. shop fittings. bars. veneers.
durable. oily. golden brown in colour. Highly resistant to moisture.
USES: outdoor furniture. boat building. laboratory furniture and equipment.
SOFTWOOD: Scots Pine (red deal)
Straight grained but knotty. Light in colour. Strong. Easy to work with. Inexpensive.
USES: DIY work. Constructional work. Simple joinery.
SOFTWOOD: Parana Pine
Hard. Straight grained. Almost knot free. Strong. Durable. Expensive. Pale yellow.
USES: High quality pine furniture.
SOFTWOOD: Western red cedar
Light weight. Knot free. Reddish brown. Easy to work with. Weak. Expensive. Naturally oily.
USES: Outdoor uses: fencing.
SOFTWOOD: Pitch Pine
Pale yellow. Medium in weight. Stiff and stable.
USES: Furniture. Church pews. Veneers.
Rich red brown. Small hard knots. Very durable.
USES: high quality furniture.