Popular Wood Types for Furniture

    Popular Wood Types for Furniture

  • Mahogany
    this variety of hardwood is finely grained and has a reddish brown color. Being highly durable, mahogany resists swelling, shrinking and warping. It is extensively used for quality furniture such as cabinets, boat construction, wood facings and veneers.
  • Walnut
    is a very strong and finely textured hardwood. The lumber resists shrinking and warping and is very easy to work with. It is used for making gunstocks, solid and veneered furniture, novelties, cabinetry and wall paneling.
  • Oak
    An exclusive variety of hardwood, Oak possesses good bending qualities in addition to its durability. It finishes well and resists moisture absorption. The hardwood is good for furniture, trimming, boat framing, desks and flooring.
  • Maple
    is a finely textured wood variety with immense strength and hardness. With moderate shrinkage, this lumber machines well and is best used in flooring, fine furniture and woodenware such as bowling alleys.
  • Cherry
    Being close-grained, this type of hardwood resists warping and shrinking. The wood has a distinct feature of reddening, when exposed to sunlight. It ages well and is extensively used in cabinet making, boat trim, novelties and solid furniture handles.
  • Rosewood
    Rosewood is very hard wood variety with a dark reddish brown color. The wood type possesses exclusive fragrance and is close grained. It is hard to work and takes high polish. It is good for use in making musical instruments, piano cases, tool handles, art projects, veneers and furniture.
  • Teak
    is a hard and moisture- resistant wood variety. It resists warping, cracking and decay and is best used in fine furniture, paneling, shipbuilding, doors, window framing, flooring and general construction.
  • Shesham
    iShesham is a rich medium brown wood with deep grains. It is a part of the rosewood family. The wood variety is highly is durable, easily carved and is exclusively used for making furniture, and cabinets.
  • Pine
    Pine possesses a uniform texture and is very easy to work with. It finishes well and resists shrinkage, swelling and warping. The wood variety is widely used in house construction, paneling, furniture, molding and for making boxes.
  • Hemlock
    This wood variety is lightweight and machines well. Being non-resinous, it is uniformly textured and has low resistance to decay. It is used for construction lumber, planks, doors, boards, paneling, sub flooring and crates.
  • Fir
    is a wood variety with uniform texture and low resistance to decay. It is non-resinous, works easy and finishes well. Fir is food for use in furniture, doors, frames, windows, plywood, veneer, general mill work and interior trim.
  • Redwood
    Being light in weight, Redwood is durable and easy to work with. It has a natural resistance to decay and is good for making outdoor furniture, fencing, house siding, interior finishing, veneering and paneling.
  • Spruce
    Spruce is a strong wood variety that finishes well and has low resistance to decay. It possesses moderate shrinkage and is light in weight. Thus, good for use in making for masts and spars for ships, aircraft, crates, boxes, general millwork and ladders.
  • Cedar
    has a sweet odor and is reddish in color. It is very easy to work with, uniform in texture and is resistant to decay. Cedar is extensively used in chest making, closet lining, shingles, posts, dock planks, novelties and Venetian blinds.

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