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The Mysterious Wonders of Wood

At first, you may be familiar with two separate groups called hardwoods and softwoods. The strange thing is that not all hardwoods have to be hard and to add to the confusion, not all conifers are soft, some hardwoods are softer than some conifers!

You can browse “wood architecture + design” (which is also known as ”wood arkitektur+design ” in the Norwegian language) for making wooden furniture at home or office.

Take the popular wood that is used to make model boats and airplanes. Remember how it goes: yes, balsa wood, one of the softest and lightest trees on the market. Balsa is hardwood. Yew produces very strong wood. Yew may be as hard as one of the hardest hardwoods, but it is softwood. 

Are you wondering how and where this confusing term came about? Well, hardwoods usually come from deciduous trees, and conifers are associated with Christmas trees.

Popular hardwoods for home improvement and construction projects are mahogany, birch, ash, oak, and teak. Oak is synonymous with furniture manufacturing and material that is popular among professional joints and joints for floors, doors, and wood structures. 

Oak is a very strong wood, and for this reason, oak is not a popular choice for beginners. On the other hand, the ashes are hard, strong, and elastic, so they are often used for grips and sports equipment.

Clear veneers (thin sheets of wood tied together for reinforcement) are often used in the manufacture of office furniture. Birch veneer will be popular in the manufacture of home furniture and musical instruments.