Choosing Types of Wood

The type of wood you choose determines the beauty and strength of the finished piece. Many types of wood are available and each has its own properties. Here we’ve tried to explain the wood product making and buying process and what you can expect from some common types of species.

Types of wood:

Softwoods Softwoods come from coniferous trees such as cedar, fir, and pine and tend to be somewhat yellow or reddish.

Pine Commercial pines are grown in plantations for timber that is denser, more resinous, and therefore more durable than spruce.

Cedar Western Red cedar is mostly used for outdoor projects such as furniture, decks, and building exteriors because it can handle moist environments without rotting.

Walnut Walnut is a great wood to work with and lends itself nicely for use as accents and inlays to dress up a project with wonderful grain patterns especially burr walnut.