Different types of wood

The qualities of each wood determine its possible uses in carpentry, decoration or construction   

The wood is one of the most used in domestic DIY materials. Not only is it very functional to build a wide variety of items, but it also brings remarkable aesthetic qualities. The wood market today has a wide range of products and by-products with multiple applications in carpentry, decoration and even construction. Knowing them allows you to choose the most suitable Tree service in Nashville.

.Qualities of each wood

If you intend to work with wood, it is essential to know in advance the characteristics of this raw material and, therefore, its possibilities before the planned work, be it a piece of furniture, a door or a decorative object.

  • Brown. Its wood has similarities with oak, although it is medium-hard, strong and elastic. It is used, in particular, in the manufacture of doors for kitchen furniture. Its color is light brown, ochre.
  • Mahogany. Of Amazonian origin, it is reddish in color and high in weight. Although it is hard and compact, it has a good finish, as it is easy to saw, polish, and varnish. It is highly appreciated in cabinetry, luxury furniture, and coatings.
  • Cedar. Similar in color to mahogany, it has less weight, more resin, and a thicker texture. Its color is pink cinnamon. It is used to cover furniture and in high-quality coatings.
  • Cherry tree It is very appreciated in the creation of high-quality chairs, galvanic plates, coatings, and cabinetry. It is a very decorative wood, but prone to woodworm and suffers alterations of color, as it has a light brown tone that darkens over time, to acquire a mahogany red hue.
  • Ash tree. Although it is a hardwood, before the steam it has excellent flexibility. Its color is light yellow, sometimes greyish or pinkish. It is widely used in cabinetmaking and in the production of curved articles.
  • Haya It is medium weight, fine and uniform texture. Its original color is whitish, but after the vaporization treatment, it turns to a light red. It is used in the manufacture of furniture and, especially, for turned elements for domestic use, such as tool handles.
  • Walnut. It is one of the most recognized and appreciated woods. Of reddish color, it is hard, homogeneous and of great decorative value. It is used in furniture, joinery and the manufacture of turned items. It distinguishes between black walnut and white walnut.
  • Pine tree. It is the most used wood nowadays due to its price, quality, and hardness. Its color oscillates between yellow and whitish oak.
  • Oak. It is a resistant, durable and compact wood. It has a yellowish-brown color, although it changes color when it comes into contact with ferrous metals. It is used in the manufacture of quality furniture.
  • Teak. It is an easy wood to work with, solid and dense fiber. It is not corrosive and resists termites and fungi. Thanks to the impermeability that its oil provides, it holds moisture without requiring paint or varnish. It is ideal for the terrace furniture, although it is also very common in oriental style indoor furniture. It is identified by its brown, uniform golden or medium brown, along with dark streaks and the smell of leather.

Solid wood vs derived

Another classification of wood joinery differs between solid wood, which comes from natural wood, and derivatives, subject to an industrial process where cellulose, sawdust, and glue are used.

The solid woods are obtained from the trunk. They are whole pieces, natural, without treatments, of great quality and high cost. With them, tables, boards, and ribbons are made. This type of wood can be classified into hard and softwoods, according to the degree of quality and resistance, as well as the tree from which they come.