Woods by suchenfz

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									                                                   Woods
Hardwood

         Hardwoods are usually have broad leaves and are deciduous (loose their leaves)
         Distinguished from softwoods by the structure of the grain
         They are generally more expensive than softwoods as they take longer to grow




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Hardwood Apperance                              Properties                  Uses
                                                Very strong,tough,                         Furniture,
                                                durable.                                   veneers,
                                                                                           doors,
                                                                                           fences
Oak




                                                Close grain works and                      Wood
                                                finishes well, Hard and                    floor in
                                                strong but not durable                     your
                                                outdoors                                   house
Beech                                                                                      Functional
                                                                                           furniture,
                                                                                           tools, toys



                                                Hard and Strong but                        Expensive
                                                not easy to finish.                        furniture,
                                                Expensive Indoor work                      veneers
                                                only
Mahogany




                                                Very durable, Fire                         Fine
                                                resistant, but quickly                     furniture,
                                                blunts tools                               chairs,
                                                                                           tables,
Teak                                                                                       shop
                                                                                           fronts



                                                Very light and very soft,                  Model
                                                but strong for its weight                  making,
                                                                                           life belts,
Balsa                                                                                      rafts
Softwood

        Usually evergreen trees (Don't loose their leaves)
        Grow fast therefore cheaper.
        Often used as construction material as trees grow tall and straight giving long planks of wood




Softwood       Apperance                Properties                 Uses
                                        Quite strong, Lots of                               General woodwork,
                                        knots, durable when                                 cupboards, shelves,
European                                preserved. cheap                                    roofs.
redwood


                                        Tough, easily worked,                               Indoor work only, low
                                        straight grain. cheap                               cost furniture

Stika
Spruce



                                        Tough with fine grain,                              General woodwork,
                                        prone to twisting                                   fitted furniture


Parana pine



                                        Strong, needs protection                            Furniture, plywood,
                                        outdoors                                            doors, windows.
                                                                                            (Xmas trees)
Douglas fir



                                        Soft and weak.Very                                  Weather boarding
                                        durable against weather,
                                        insects and rot
Red cedar

								
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