The type of wood you choose will determine and enhance the beauty of the finished product. The more you will know about the unique characteristics of wood, the better you will understand what to buy. It is important to know the source of the wood so that you can understand the beauty and warmth it will bring to your daily décor. Wooden furniture has a different type of grain pattern that makes it unique and special. What you might think of as a defect or knot is a natural blemish which will make the furniture more beautiful. Given below are the different types of wood available:
Wooden Furniture Made Of Softwood
If you thought that softwoods are the weaker version of hardwoods, know that it is not. They come from different sources such as coniferous trees like cedar, fir, and pine. They are yellowish or reddish. Softwoods are less expensive when compared to hardwoods, because coniferous trees grow fast and straight. It is comparatively easy to search for grown softwoods.
Where can you find commercial pines? They are grown in timber plantations and are denser and more resinous. This is the reason that pine wood is more durable than spruce. They are also quite easy to work with because most of these woods are soft, and it is easy to carve pine wood. The most commonly used material in furniture is pine wood because it is easy to shape and to stain them. Pinewood takes stain very well, but for that, you will have to seal the wood first.
Most of the woodworkers love to work with hardwoods as they are easy to work with. They are a little more costly than softwoods but come in different color options, textures, and grain patterns. This is what makes the furniture looks beautiful and interesting. The only downside of hardwoods is the price factor. If you purchase some of the exotic species, it can be costly. They are way too more complex than softwoods, and this is the reason the growth of hardwood is slower.
In total, there are more than 200 species of oak that people are using in commercial cultivation. One of the best types of oak is the English oak which has been used for thousands of years. Although they are very strong, it is easy to work with oaks when they are green. Another feature of oak is that it is moisture-resistant and very durable. The wood is also insect-resistant, and it will prevent the growth of fungi as it has a high content of tannin. Oakwood has a beautiful “ray flake” pattern that will enhance the beauty of the furniture.